On 8th March 2022, By Admin
A guide to preventing indoor air pollution in your apartment
Keeping air quality good in homes and the workplace is as important as controlling air pollution outdoors. As we spend most of our time indoors, either in-home or in offices, the presence of gases, chemicals, or other pollutants can cause allergies, fatigue, or eye irritation. It is the first instinct we do in a day. We think breathing polluted air outdoors is the natural cause of illness, but indoor air quality is 5 times poorer than outside! Exposure to poor indoor air quality has the same potential of negatively impacting our health as poor outdoor air quality. Hence, it is important to improve indoor air quality to check long-term severe health effects.
Types of illness caused by indoor air pollution
Continuous exposure to poor air quality indoors can flare up chronic lung problems, like asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In addition, air pollution can irritate the nose, throat, lungs, and eyes. If exposed for a longer time, there is the likelihood of lung cancer from random exposure.
What causes indoor air pollution
Household cleaning supplies that emit fumes when used can irritate the nose, throat, lungs, and eyes. Symptoms worsen for people with sensitive lungs or upper airways. In addition, allergens like mold, pollen, pet dander, improper ventilation, odor from craft and office supplies such as paints, glues, and toner ink can worsen the air quality indoors.
How to cut down the risk of air pollution in homes?
Make way for better ventilation
Good ventilation in homes improves the airflow throughout the home. It helps control household temperature, reduces the risk of condensation, residue, and mold, and expels air impurities and odors. Good ventilation can filter out allergens as well. For adequate ventilation, we can open windows, fit extractor fans in wet rooms, or trickle vents in our windows.
Use natural home cleaning agents.
Natural or eco-friendly cleaning products don’t harm the environment because these products have no harmful chemical ingredients. Natural home cleaning products are hypo-allergenic, causing no harm to people with allergies. Eco-friendly cleaning agents reduce toxic chemicals and waste indoors, produced by decorative materials in the home.
Improve air quality with indoor plants
Indoor plants make the indoors healthy by reducing indoor air pollutants, including formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, carbon monoxide. Some of the indoor plants which are beneficial for indoor air quality include English Ivy, Bamboo Palm, Chinese Evergreen, Gerbera Daisy, and Dragon Tree.
Air Purifiers for homes
The advanced filtration technology in air purifiers filters the suspended harmful particles in the air. So, invest in good air purifiers for homes. Urban Skyline homes are equipped with air purifiers to improve the health and well-being of the family. This residential project in Ravet was developed by Urban Space Creators, who do their bit to keep the environment in check. The project features ample open space for movement and to get fresh air.
If you are looking for a luxury apartment in Ravet, head out to Urban Skyline phase 2, developed by Urban Space Creators. The tallest residential project in Pune offers world-class amenities and conveniences you have dreamed about.