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Improving Indoor air quality.

CAUSES OF INDOOR AIR QUALITY PROBLEMS

How do I improve the air in my home?

In very subconscious mind we often think that outdoor air pollution can impact our health. Outside weather, the ground, waterways come first into our mind when we think about pollution. But indoor air pollution cause severe and significant health hazard. Indoor air pollution level is two to five time – sometimes hundred times higher. A survey shown that most people spend almost 90% of their time indoors.

Airborne Transmission of Diseases: There are many types of diseases that gets transmitted by air. This article of healthline.com  gives a better understanding of airborne diseases. Maintaining a good air environment by ensuring proper ventilation system can lower the transmission of airborne diseases. The killer Covid-19 also transmit by air according to Clinical Infectious Diseases journal.

But for any misconception I would like to share this news as well published by Washington Post very recently that CDC reverses itself and says guidelines it posted on coronavirus airborne transmission were wrong.

However its proven that airborne diseases are very dangerous and can be avoided by improving air quality. Window Screen and screen doors are the best things to maintain the indoor air quality.

To improve the quality of indoor air we must undergo some necessary processes. Let’s begin..

Managing indoor airborne pollutants

Stop smoking indoor and force others as well. Nothing should be explained why this is so important. Don’t try to eliminate odors by spraying air freshener. It creates a silent chemical explosion in your home. Clean your floor regularly because all the dust settles on the floor, in addition vacuuming carpets and keeping floor mats outside of home helps controlling indoor air pollution.

Cross Ventilation

Cross ventilation is very important to keep indoor air healthy and fresh. It helps bring cool air in while pushing the stale, stagnant and hot air out of the home. It’s easier to have cross ventilation in a double window room but for single window room you can open the door of that room as well as other doors and window throughout the house, this works same as two window room ventilation.

Install Screen Door

Home gives us shelter and creates a comfortable environment where our family can relax, and live in peace. It makes us feel separate from the chaos of outside world. But air in our home comes directly from outside which brings all the pollutants and allergen lurk. This cause the severe health hazard specially allergies and asthma to the younger member of the family. Screens on Windows and doors help keep outdoor air pollution out and help improve indoor air quality. Adding screen door let us enjoy the fresh and cool air without worrying about dust and pollutants in the outdoor air.

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