Pollution facts: Did you know that the air inside your home is often more toxic than the air outside? In fact, our indoor air is as polluted as the outdoor air environment. Indoor pollutants in dust and air are often generated from sources such as tobacco smoke, building materials, furniture, cleaning and hygiene products, air fresheners, computers, printers, cooking and from people themselves.
But do not panic, there are ways to beat the contamination levels at home. Here are our top tips for reducing pollution and detoxing indoor air:
Air purifying plants
Whilst plants are absorbing the carbon dioxide they need to survive, they also take in particles from the air. Through the process of photosynthesis, they transform those toxic particles into pure, healthy oxygen which they then release into their environment: a very ecological way to detox the air in your home. So you know, just as you have your phone with you at all times, have an indoor plant nearby ;).
Micro fibre Cloths
Yes! You read it right! Micro fibre Cloths are made up of super-fine microfibres that have an asterisk-like structure. All of those nooks and crannies make it incredibly absorbent, which is why microfiber can hold up to six times its own weight in water! But it doesn’t just pick up liquids. It will grab onto anything, making it a perfect material for cleaning. The ultra-tiny fibres can fit into even the smallest crevices to pick up dust, dirt, grease, and bacteria.
A key: Use Natural Cleaning Products
Full of petrochemicals and a host of other toxic ingredients, traditional cleaners leave a toxic air that get ingested through inhalation and skin contact. Luckily there are a slew of alternative cleaning products that work just as well as the traditional chemical laced ones, and that will not slowly pollute you and your home. Also, consider making your own using easy to find ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, essential oils, and colloidal silver, a powerful disinfectant and immune booster.
Drink purer water with a filter
Tap water contains chlorine, a disinfectant. Installing a water filter in your kitchen is easy to do, or you can purchase a unit for your counter to detox your kitchen. Whatever you do, don’t buy bottled water. You’re exposing yourself to the risks of plastic and creating environment waste, not to mention that companies draw from municipal sources, treat it and then bottle it.
Best opt for a non toxic air freshener
Did you know that the commonly used air fresheners are packed full of synthetic fragrances and harmful chemicals? It is a good idea to opt for a more natural based spray that not only is fragranced using essential oils, but also works to detoxify and purify the air at home. 1001 Remedies PurAir spray is a vivifying lavender room spray that regenerates your immune system. What’s more, the essential oils work to kill common bacteria to avoid colds and polluted air!