More and more people are trying to find ways to reduce indoor air pollution and get rid of toxins, viruses and germs that are found in their home so that they can stay healthy for longer. Luckily, the majority of harmful toxins and pollutants can be removed or reduced significantly by using some proper tools and making some changes in your lifestyle. Today, we will show some efficient ways to limit the number of toxins in your home.
Get an air purifier
Allergens, germs and bacteria are present everywhere in your home and most of these contaminants are hard to remove with traditional methods, such as vacuuming or opening the windows. Installing an air purifier in your home is the best measure that you can take in this case, because an air purifying device has the ability to reduce up to 99% the number of pollutants from the indoor air. If you want to increase the efficiency of your air purifier, you can opt for one that includes a HEPA filter. These filters can trap even the smallest particles of dust and microorganism that can be toxic for the human body.
Filter contaminants from drinking water
This shouldn’t come as a surprise for most people, but regular tap water contains an array of harmful substances and contaminants that can cause several health problems. In some cases, unfiltered water consumption can cause kidney stones and even colon or bladder cancer, so in order to have healthy water straight from the tap you can consider installing a water filter under the sink or for a better alternative, a whole house water filter that will remove pollutants and chemicals from all water sources in your house. By using a water filter you can also get rid of the unpleasant odor and taste of chlorinated water.
Keep mold and mildew at bay
Mold and mildew can be very toxic when not treated and mold spores can develop rapidly causing damage to the walls, flooring and furniture in your house, but most importantly it can cause some health problems. Installing a dehumidifier in your house can help you keep the humidity under control and thus prevent mold growth.
Avoid using air fresheners
The regular use of air fresheners to make the house smell better can be considered as a bad habit, because this way you can increase the risk of developing asthma or other respiratory problems by up to 40%. Air fresheners contains phthalates, chemicals that can increase your chance of experiencing endocrine problems. Instead of using air fresheners, you can use soy candles that contain no harmful fumes and are therefore safe to use. In addition, you might want to buy fresh flowers to make your house smell better.