We all know about air pollution in our cities but do you know that the air inside your home can have a high level of pollution as well?
Yes, the very air you and your family breathe while sleeping, laughing, and eating can be toxic. The pollutants come from outside but also from the perfumes, sprays and lotions, cooking odors and cleaning products released on a daily basis. A combination of these chemicals and irritants can be noxious and could lead to problems like asthma, headaches, lethargy, irritability and sleeplessness.
Luckily there are a few simple solutions. First and easiest is to open the widows and doors to let fresh air waft through all the rooms. This is a wonderful remedy and should be done daily. Especially at night while sleeping, open a window as much as the outside temperature allows and your room will be refreshed and your sleep may improve.
To eliminate or at least reduce the artificial chemicals in your living space consider switching to safe, natural cleaning agents. White vinegar, baking soda, liquid soap and other natural, fragrance free products can be used for most cleaning purposes. No weird smells will linger and the house will be clean, fresh and the air healthier. Natural essential oils like lemon, peppermint and lavender can be added to these safe cleaners or just sprayed around the room to freshen and purify the air.
Cooking odors, fireplace and smoker’s smoke as well as colognes and perfumes all add to the chemical-laden air in our homes. Reduce these irritants as much as possible and open the windows and let the stale air out and the fresh in. Regularly dust the furniture and vacuum the carpets. Use only natural products. These are the rooms where you play and grow; make sure they are fresh, healthy places in which you and your family will thrive.