Most people tend to believe that environmental pollutants occur predominately outside the home when in reality the air inside our homes is typically 2 to 5 times more polluted with certain homes being over 100 times more polluted than the outdoors.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the average person receives 72% of their chemical exposure at home. When you consider the fact that a good majority of the population spends 90% of their time indoors between sleeping, working in offices and schools these figures really aren’t all that surprising.
Fortunately, there are 3 simple habits to adopt that improve air quality by naturally alleviating much of the pollution inside our homes and we’ve revealed them in the video below.
3 Simple Ways to Improve Air Quality in Your Home
1) Open a window
Opening a window is just about the easiest thing you can do to improve the quality of the air that you breathe inside of your home. Aside from letting all that stale, stagnant air out, you are actually aiding your metabolism, digestion and immune system by building your microbiome (the bugs that live inside you which are actually quite beneficial).
2) Get plenty of houseplants
House plants act as natural air filters and keep the air circulating and clean. Aside from converting the carbon dioxide that we exhale with each breath into oxygen they also remove VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds) from the atmosphere through a process known as “phytoremediation.”
3) Use all natural cleaning products
This is significantly healthier for our planet as well as our bodies. Many of the synthetic components of unnatural cleaning products emit toxic fumes and should be used with caution.
The indoor pollutants from unnatural cleaning products can cause headaches, flu-like symptoms, neurological issues and possibly increase the risk of respiratory disease.
Health by choice, not by chance.