Simple Eco-Solutions to Tackle Indoor Air Pollution

I do not remember the last time I have been to an office. Working from home has given me the benefit of staying in a safe and healthy environment 24/07 since the pandemic started. After all, we spend 90% of our time indoors.  Here are some simple steps to improve the air quality at home.

Good Ventilation

Summer is just around the corner. We do need to make the most of the warmer days to keep the indoor spaces ventilated. If you can keep doors and windows open, it will be beneficial to improve the air quality and to the well-being as well.

Air Purifier

I do remember being highly affected by the poor quality of the air in workspaces. The same happens to supermarkets, gyms, schools, and other crowded spaces. In this case, you need to think of solutions on a quite bigger scale.

In pandemic times, it is quite fundamental for businesses must invest in the air-purification of indoor spaces. Air purifier not only improves the quality of the air, but also remove dust, bacteria e viruses, molds, and any kind of harmful particles in the air.

It seems a quite expensive investment. I know. But have you ever heard of the Covid air sanitisers? This is the affordable solution to provide quick and ongoing antibacterial and antiviral actions to treat surfaces and hands, protecting workers that need to be back in offices, for example.

Natural Cleaning Products

It is not a surprise to anyone that what we are using to clean your home can be harmful to your health causing serious respiratory problems. Choosing natural cleaning solutions can be the most efficient and affordable way of tackling these problems.

These household cleaning products emit chemicals that can be quite harmful to our health in general. It is important to avoid sprays. Air fresheners that contain VOCs release harmful particulars on daily basis. Even hoovering is also a source of indoor air pollution. You need to use it in moderation. Research for the best eco-friendly alternatives to improve the quality of the air at your home.

Unscented Candles

My husband is quite sensitive when it comes to scents. We have stopped using scented candles to avoid increasing air pollution. Bee wax and soy wax are the best choices for clean-burning candles. They are also great alternatives to beating allergies and asthma.

Interior Gardens and Plants

I do not need to remind you of the importance of plants and microbes to maintain balance in the earth’s ecosystem.

Extensive studies in many countries such as Japan, India, Korea, and Australia, among others, have proven the efficiency of the benefits of interior plants to improve the quality of the air within energy-efficient buildings. Also, it helps to improve our creativity and reduce stress.

Greenhouse roof gardens, sunrooms, or atriums are quite popular in public buildings nowadays. Keep it green. Keep it simple. The results will be beneficial for everybody.

Simone Ribeiro
Hi! I'm Simone, a citizen of Britain, where I live for over a decade, and of Brazil, where I was born. Midlands Traveller is where I combine my passion for travelling, business and an Eco-friendly lifestyle.