“I can’t wait to be indoors so I would breathe in clean air.” If you’ve ever said this, I understand why you believe indoor air is cleaner, what with giant industrial smokestacks, thousands of cars in gridlock traffic emitting exhaust fumes that are harmful to the health and all other environmental pollutants; but you’re wrong if you believe your indoor space is any safer solely because it is enclosed. It is easy to believe the air quality indoors is better than the outdoor air quality, however, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, it’s been proven that the levels of indoor air pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels, which means the air indoors can be more harmful than the air outside.
Studies have linked a lot of health problems to poor air quality, some of which are:
- Respiratory problems
- Lung cancer
- Irregular heartbeat
Your lungs are responsible for processing gas exchange- bringing fresh air into your body, while simultaneously removing waste gases and particulates. It goes without saying that the more particulates contained in the air you breathe in, the harder it is for your lungs to filter them out. Poor air quality can make it really hard for your lungs to function well, which may over time, lead to the afore-mentioned health problems.
This article wouldn’t exactly be helpful if we wrapped it up without telling you how to improve your indoor air quality. To ensure you’re breathing clean air, here we go:
- Ensure adequate ventilation when using chemicals for decorating, crafts, or cleaning.
- Have an air purifier installed in your home and change the filters as at when due. There are several air purifiers out there, but we would recommend Aura Air Purifier because, not only does it filter and purify your indoor air, it has some additional features like: smoke detection and more note-worthy, it is clinically tested to kill 99.7% Coronavirus indoors.
- Last, but definitely not the least, do not smoke indoors.
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