Why You Should Care About Air Pollution
Air pollution is virtually invisible in our day to day lives, but it’s important to understand how it can affect your health.
The air we breath is essential to healthy living and is one of the main points we’ve wanted to tackle with Sensly. Some air pollutant particles are so small they cannot be seen with the naked eye, making it hard to encourage people to be conscious of what’s around them. These very fine particles and gas pollutants are produced indoors and outdoors but have a greater concentration inside where we spend 90% of our time.
These can pass through our bodies natural defenses through our nose and into our lungs. This is a perfect delivery method to enter our blood stream. The illnesses vary from lung cancer, asthma, birth defects, long-term injury to the lungs, as well as brain and nerve damage. With knowing all of this, how can we improve indoor air quality? We suggest following these five simple steps:
- Make sure your home is clean.
- Open windows to circulate the air.
- Maintain a good level of humidity.
- Do not smoke indoors
- Avoid synthetic fragrances.
- Purchase house plants that help to filter the air.
Maintaining a good air quality will help you with stress, headaches, drowsiness and learning.