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Air pollution is a grave concern for a large number of urban homeowners. Unfortunately, there is no foolproof way to deter the presence of air pollutants in the indoor air that you breathe.
Fortunately, though, there are a number of things that one could do in a bid to improve their quality of indoor air. Here is how to go about this.
Improving the Ventilation
One of the best ways to reduce the quantity of pollutants in your indoor air is to increase the quantity of fresh air that circulates through all your indoor living spaces.
You could easily do this by increasing the number of vents that allow air into your indoor spaces.
This can still be achieved if you increase the size of windows around the house. Larger windows will allow in more fresh air just as additional vents will.
Avoid Paraffin Candles
The use of scented candles to provide an appealing aroma in indoor environments is very common. While there is nothing particularly wrong about scented candles, the fact that they are made out of a petroleum by-product means that they release harmful compounds such as benzene into your indoor environment every time they burn.
This does not necessarily mean that you have to give up your love for scented candles. It only means that you should look for a friendlier alternative. Scented candles made of beeswax are less toxic, and they are able to achieve the same effect as scented paraffin candles without polluting your indoor air as much.
Invest in a Dehumidifier
Humidity is simply a measure of how much moisture there is in the air. Apart from the fact that it can be very uncomfortable to stay in a humid room, there is the fact that high moisture content in the air encourages the occurrence and survival of mould.
A humidifier works to suck out moisture from your indoor air, thereby making it drier and less favourable for the survival of mould, which poses a threat to the quality of indoor air you breathe.
If you are a smoker, make it a habit not to smoke inside the house if you hope to have good quality indoor air. If you do not smoke, ensure that your guests who smoke do not do so inside the house. Cigarette smoke contains numerous harmful compounds that you want to keep out of your indoor air.
To further improve the air in your home, speak to local air quality services.