What exactly makes indoor air polluted you might ask? First of all, 25% of outdoor pollution can get indoors without us realizing it. Every time a door or window opens, pollutants get in; not to mention hidden cracks, holes or openings you are not aware of at your home. Then there are contaminants such as dust, mold, pet dander, carbon monoxide and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds commonly found in couches) already lurking indoors. Even your shoes can carry germs.
So what exactly can you do to tackle these? There are many ways to create a healthier living environment indoors. First is investing in quality air filters. There are many types of air filters that can reduce if not totally get rid of these pollutants and protect you. You can also consider living more sustainably and greener. Finally, be conscious of the ingredients of the cleaning products you use at home and the materials and chemicals present in the cookware and plastic wares you have.
Take a look at this infographic so you are better informed of the risks of indoor air pollution towards your health.
Infographic by: filterbuy.com