Ways To Purify the Air at Home

06/15/2017

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Allergy season is upon us! And while the weather is starting to turn for the better, the cost comes at increased allergens and decreased air quality. Are you taking the necessary measures to increase the air quality in your home? If not, here are some different ways you and your lungs can start breathing in better air:

  • Increase Ventilation: One of the leading causes of low air quality is moisture buildup. When you properly ventilate your home, moisture decreases. This means you should be making sure you’re doing everything you can to eliminate indoor moisture (after cooking or taking a shower for example) by making sure the air is ventilated and no moisture has the chance to group together.

  • Beeswax Candles: These candles ionise the air and can also neutralize any toxic compounds or contaminants in the air. Pure beeswax candles burn slowly so you won’t have to replace them all the time, while also burning with almost no smoke or scent. Just make sure to avoid paraffin candles that are petroleum based since those do more harm than good by releasing benzene, toluene, and soot into the air.

  • Air Filters: You can always use HEPA air filters to get rid of unwanted contaminants from your indoor air. Just make sure they are changed regularly in order to maximise the health benefits.

  • Salt Lamps: Crystal products that are salt based tend to reduce airborne irritants, pathogens, and allergens by pulling water vapor out of the air. The most popular is the Himalayan Pink Salt lamp, which can also be left on all night and improve air purification even when it’s turned off.

  • Eliminate Dust: While it’s common knowledge that indoor dust can lead to poor air quality, it’s important to remember that you should always be using a damp cloth when collecting dust opposed to a dry cloth (which is more likely to just spread the dust around and be inhaled by you rather than eliminated).