The air quality in your home is bad. I know that sounds like a gross assumption to make, but the fact is that most people have more air pollution in their home than what you might find just outside your home. Which may come as a shock to you – after all, there aren’t cars and factories running inside your home (presumably) – but it’s true.
The truth is that we pollute the air in our homes with harsh cleaning products, lax cleaning schedules, a lack of fresh air, and ill-made purchasing decisions. Thankfully, there are changes you can make to help improve the air quality in your home. We’re going to take a look at the stylish items you can buy that will help keep your lungs clean when you’re relaxing at home.
This item probably seems like a bit of a cheat. After all, air cleaners can hardly be called stylish, right? It also seems a bit obvious; I’m not sure anyone needs to be told that an air cleaner can clean their air. But a lot of people simply underestimate how dirty the air in their home is; they don’t think that much about the dust, the allergens, the toxins. With this being highlighted to you now, perhaps you’ll rethink your need to get one. Besides, it is actually possible to get stylish air cleaners for pretty much whatever decoration style your home has.
Carpets or rug replacements
When people think about air quality, they rarely think of the floor beneath their feet, right? But all that dust and those allergens and toxins actually spend a lot of their time lurking in your carpets and rugs. They’re basically sponges for bad air elements. Families with allergen problems should be extra vigilant when it comes to this sort of material; as this article shows, allergens can be particularly problematic when children are around. If you’ve had that carpet or rug for a few years, you might want to consider getting replacements; at the very least, get them thoroughly washed. In fact, you could go a step further and simply get the carpet replaced with a hardwood floor.
A lot of soft furniture has the same problem that your carpet does; sofas and the like are often pretty heavy with dust and toxins. But there’s another element to consider: flame retardants. These things are very common in furniture, but they should be avoided at all costs. If you’re not sure how these things are flame retardant, then feast your eyes: they’re coated in chemicals, and they’re not chemicals with a clean history when it comes to their effects on human health. Consider replacing them; besides, those chemicals delay a fire by maybe two or three seconds, and when the fire does catch it simply releases more carbon monoxide than it would have. And it’s the carbon monoxide that usually kills you first – not the fire itself.
Yes, people overestimate how effective plants can be. Getting one isn’t exactly going to get rid of all the impurities in your home. But there’s no doubt that they can boost your air quality – as long as you get the right ones. Also, they look really pretty, so there’s that to consider, too!
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