With the pollution that is currently affecting Delhi, many are questioning the safety and breathability of the air around us. Now, they are even questioning whether the air in their own homes is safe for the kids. The air is polluted in many cities, not just Delhi.
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The pollution doesn’t just stop outdoors. It's very much a reality indoors as well. In fact, indoor air has been found to be up to 10X more polluted than outdoor air. Babies and young children are more vulnerable to contracting lung diseases. Whether your family has had a history of breathing problems like asthma or not, chances are you and your children will fall ill due to the poor air quality not only outside but even in your homes.
How do we ensure good air quality in our homes? We can do so by making use of high-quality air purifiers and humidifiers. Here is a list of do’s and don’ts that you should abide by in order to get perfect air quality in your homes.
Do: Keep your house neat and tidy.
The first step to ensure the air in your home is healthy and breathable is by making sure your house is neat and tidy. This includes dusting the furniture and mopping the floors. The dust and dirt that settle in your house can cause breathing problems if it is not cleaned up regularly. Cleaning your house on a daily basis will reduce the growth of dust mites and cobwebs around the house. You should also avoid using deodorants and agarbattis that could add to the indoor air pollution.
Do: Get a plant in your house.
Plants are a source of oxygen. There are so many little plants like bamboo palms and green ivy spider plants that you can keep around the house to instantly freshen the air.
Do: Fix all leaks in the house and throw away stagnant water.
Inhaling mould and fungi particulates is harmful to our lungs. Mold grows in damp and moist areas. So, the only way to avoid the growth and spreading of mould and fungi is to fix all the leaks and to not leave stagnant water around the house.
Do: Open the windows and let the room get ventilated.
Sunlight acts as a natural disinfectant. So it is important to open the doors and windows to let the sunlight enter our homes for a while. You should keep your mattress out in the sun regularly so the germs get destroyed. Keeping the windows open for half an hour every day will ensure that some fresh air from the outside does enter. Avoid opening the doors and windows when there are too many vehicles on the road or leaving it open too long when it is pollen season.
Do: Clean and service your air conditioner, humidifier and air purifiers.
Your humidifiers, A/Cs and air purifiers have been working really hard to keep your home more comfortable and the air more breathable. Over a period of time, these devices will accumulate a lot of dust, pet dander and other particulates that need to be cleaned out. This is why you ought to clean them from time to time. Ideally, they should be cleaned at the end of every season or more often depending on the area you live in and how polluted it is.
Don’t: Use hazardous cleaning chemicals.
On your mission to make your home a clean and healthy space, you might resort to using chemical cleaners and detergents which can again lead to indoor air pollution. Avoid using cleaners that leave strong fragrances as they might be harmful. Instead, make use of plant-based cleaners that are non-toxic and safe to use.
Don’t: Use scented candles.
You may think that using scented candles is a great way to make the air smell less foul. But lighting scented candles can be harmful. Most of these candles contain phthalates, which are meant to make the fragrance last longer, but inhaling the phthalate fumes can be injurious to health. Using these scented candles adds to indoor air pollution.
Don’t: Allow pets in the bedroom.
It is natural for us to let our pets be at our side all the time but we need to know where to draw the line. Their fur and drool can be harmful to us. Try to make sure that they don’t climb on the sofas and cushions since they are hard to clean. You should especially not allow them near the bedroom (where the pillows and bedsheets are) since they can get dirty easily and this is where you and your baby sleep.
In conclusion, a high-quality air purifier like Dr Aeroguard will be a great fit for your home. Its advanced filters, including HEPA filter, effectively purify the air in your home and make it safe and healthy to breathe. These air purifiers are certified by GUI German labs and release Vita-ions which are a combination of Silver ions, Diatoms, and Vitamin C making the air healthy and rejuvenating for you.