Keeping the air inside your home clean is imperative to keeping your health in tip-top shape. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, 3.3 million people die worldwide from air pollution. Most of these breathing conditions result in a weakened immune system, lung cancer, strokes, heart disease, sinus infections, and the flu.
In your home, you can help take preventative measures to ensure the air you breathe is clean.
- Get your air duct cleaning appointment complete – Air duct cleaning will remove the dirt, pollutants, and debris that are in the pipes that push hot and cold air through the vents of your home.
- Use natural chemicals to clean – An easy way to keep your air clean is by using natural chemicals when you clean. The most natural form of disinfectant you can use is vinegar. Instead of purchasing expensive chemical-prone sprays go natural. If you can’t stand the smell of vinegar try a natural line of household cleaners.
- Open your windows – Letting the air circulate inside your home is another way to keep the air clean.
- Do not smoke inside the house or let others – This one is pretty self-explanatory. Smoke lingers and second-hand smoke is one of the most popular forms of lung cancer. Don’t become a victim of this nasty odor.
- Use houseplants in your decor – It’s been proven that household plants are able to soak up benzene, carbon monoxide, xylene, and formaldehyde.
- Use essential oil diffusers instead of candles – Essential oils are great at reducing airborne bacteria. Now before you purchase every essential oil on the market, be sure you purchase ones that are natural as only some of them have cleaning properties.
- If you want to use candles go natural with beeswax – Beeswax candles minimize the added soot that rises in the air from the candle.
- Take shoes off at the door – An easy way to track in dirt from outside is to wear your shoes into your house. Instead, leave them at the door.