In honor of Earth Day and because of our particular interest in Air Quality and Air Purification, we’d like to point out some tips for decreasing pollutants in the air you breathe. Minimizing Outdoor Air Pollution is an imperative aspect of creating a healthier planet, but because our company specializes mostly in indoor air quality and because of its importance due to the amount of time people spend indoors, we’d like to provide you with suggestions for minimizing Indoor Air Pollution.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offers the following suggestions for improving Indoor Air Quality.
- Control the source of the pollution: In most cases, the most effective way to improve indoor air is to eliminate or diminish the emissions of pollutant source directly.
- Change the filters on your heaters or air conditioners regularly, following the manufacturers’ instructions. These filters can trap pollutants and circulate them, decreasing the quality of indoor air.
- Humidity can affect your indoor air quality as well. For example, a high level of humidity can produce breeding grounds for mold, which can become airborne. To test the humidity in your home, purchase a humidity gauge to check the level. Indoor humidity should be somewhere between 30% and 50%. If your level doesn’t lie between these two numbers, you can do one of the following: To increase humidity- purchase a humidifier or vaporizer. To decrease humidity- If it is not humid outdoors, open the windows. If it is humid outside, use an air conditioner or adjust your humidifier. (EPA.GOV)
All of these tips and further explanation of the health effects of indoor air pollutants can be found on the EPA’s website.
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As always, if you need assistance in determining the correct solution to your air quality needs, please call 800.799.4609.
and HAPPY EARTH DAY.