Monday, November 8, 2010

5 Easy Steps: 3: Clean Up Indoor Air |

Step 3: Clean Up Indoor Air

We breathe more than we eat. We breathe more than we drink. We are breathing all the time, but how often do you stop to think about what exactly you are breathing? Probably not nearly as much as how often you consider what else you're putting in your body. Yet, it's no less important, especially for young children who breathe faster than adults – inhaling 50% more air per pound of body weight.

Air pollution is obvious when you're caught in a plume of fumes from a diesel truck or when the wind blows smoke in your face from a camp fire or grill, but even when you can't see the air, it can still be heavily contaminated. Even more importantly, the worst air is generally inside, where most people spend roughly 90% of their time. 

Not to worry, it’s typically very easy to improve indoor air quality.

What to Do

The products we use are the source for a substantial portion of indoor air pollution. Because of this fact, it’s essential to know what’s in the products you buy and opt for the most natural and non-toxic choices.

After doing your best to eliminate the source of the pollutants, you should ensure your home is properly ventilated. And the third step, for special situations, is to use an air purifier to capture any lingering risky contaminants.

When addressing odors, use non-toxic techniques to scent and deodorize the house.

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