Effective ways to purify the air we breathe at home

Meera Venugopal
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Effective ways to purify the air we breathe at home
Effective ways to purify the air we breathe at home

21 Mar 2021: Effective ways to purify the air we breathe at home

With the majority of us spending most of our time indoors now, ensuring the quality of the air we breathe in is healthy has become important.

You'll be surprised to know how chemicals from paint and cleaning products contribute to air pollution at homes, which is harmful because we're inhaling that same air.

Here are five effective ways to ensure you breathe in pristine air.

Ventilate properly: Ventilate with sealed windows to remove indoor pollutants

Ventilating removes indoor pollutants and helps improve air quality.

A good way is to install sealed windows to get rid of stale air, without inviting outdoor pollutants.

Trickle vents are a great way to purify and cycle the air you breathe indoors.

Ventilating the bathrooms after every use helps to vent out the moisture in the air, which otherwise causes the growth of mold.

Exhaust fans: Install exhaust fans to remove trapped gases and stale smell

Fuel-burning appliances like gas stoves and fireplaces produce gases such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide that get trapped inside the home.

As a result, the air quality at home is compromised due to the smell, which stagnates after cooking.

Installing exhaust fans in the kitchen is the ideal solution to get rid of these harmful gases and to remove the smell from cooking.

Houseplants: Houseplants purify air, this helps if you have respiratory illnesses

Houseplants also help curb indoor pollution and are a safe way to purify air if you have respiratory illnesses.

English Ivy is suitable to be kept in rooms with computers or printers.

The Spider Plant helps to control the carbon monoxide and xylene in the air and works best when placed in the kitchen.

Peace Lily and Lady Palm are also great houseplants.

Beeswax Candles: Beeswax candles neutralize toxic compounds and other contaminants

Scented candles have a soothing aroma. However, the ones that have paraffin wax should be avoided, as they release pollutants like benzene, toluene, and soot.

Beeswax candles are an excellent substitute for scented candles, as they can neutralize toxic compounds and contaminants.

Another advantage is that these candles burn extremely slowly and can be used for longer periods of time, hence are economical too.