In fact, hiding in the house is not necessarily safe. Indoor pollution is not only due to fine dust coming in from outside, but our own life also creates a home full of health-threatening pollution.
The 10 most common causes of indoor air pollution
1. Dust: Dust suspended in the air, not only contains inorganic substances, but also contains allergens such as house mites, pollen, mold …
2. Insecticides: The spray bottles of mosquitoes, cockroaches, ants that almost every home has, every time you spray into your house, a amount of toxic chemicals such as arsenic, which can affect the system. endocrine, and even form your own cancer.
3. House cleaners, paints and house deodorants: Clearly, what smells is chemicals, some are less toxic, but others are high toxic. The volatile organic substances from chemical cleaning or painting will cause symptoms such as headache, skin itching, sore throat, cough …
4. Perfume: This is the most common respiratory irritation chemicals and also most often forgotten. Every day, every day, the house is polluted.
5. Smoke, including cigarette smoke, incense and everything: Not only is tobacco smoke harmful, any smoke can be harmful! All types of burning smoke: Wood-burning smoke, charcoal, oil, incense from incense, incense to repel mosquitoes, and more recently house-burning incense, are harmful. All are combustion products of organic matter, whether or not there are additional chemicals that smell and smell aromatic and “sang”, it is harmful if long-term inhalation. Not sure how to light smoke in the house, how to purify the air, but we are sure that we will add a bunch of CO2 and other chemicals to the atmosphere we breathe. Loi doesn’t know if he does, but he feels harmful already !!! So please, reduce incense again, inhale the smoke in the street, it will be enough to “tonic” the lungs already!
6. Wax candles: A lot of people have an interest in burning candles for romance, but remember that when burning wax can produce harmful chemicals such as toluene and benzene, all things that stimulate the airways, and also at risk of causing cancer again.
7. Fine molecules and volatile organic chemicals from office machines: Copiers and printers both produce fine molecules and volatile organic compounds, which can penetrate deep into the lungs and Effects on respiratory system. 8. Pet hair: Causes respiratory allergy symptoms such as allergic rhinitis or asthma. If you have allergies to dogs, cats, birds, or mice, then you have to break your gut thanks to someone who will carry the bosses!
9. Radon: Radon is a radioactive substance decomposing from Uranium in the earth’s crust, it can penetrate from the ground to enter your house. The more enclosed a house is, the more radon accumulates, and of course, the higher the impact of the radioactive material.
10. Finally, viruses and bacteria are suspended in the air: During a flu season, just a sneeze, or the patient has released a lot of viruses into the air, and lasts for a while. enough to infect those who breathe it. The more closed the room, the more secretive the house, the higher the possibility of transmission of respiratory diseases.
It is best to vacuum and clean the house once every 2 days
How to reduce indoor pollution?
The first is to limit the sources of pollution:
– Do not smoke indoors (forever), reduce incense again, and never think of incense to purify the air! – Avoid using insecticidal sprays and replace them with other natural ways such as using mosquito nets to fight mosquitoes, using cockroach traps to kill roaches or simply not leaving garbage or leftovers in the house, Clean the sink and minimize the water vents in the manholes so that cockroaches don’t get into the house.
– Limit the use of household cleaners, laundry or artificial odor sprays in the home. – The second thing is to clean the house clean dust. It is best to vacuum and clean the house every 2 days, every nook and cranny of the house, smoking beds, bookshelves, sofas, carpets … to minimize dust and other dangerous things hiding in it.
– The next thing is to keep the air circulating between the house and the environment, or referred to as good ventilation. The air movement between inside and outside your home will help “clean up” the pollutants that build up in your home, both to reduce indoor pollution and to reduce infectious pathogens suspended in the air.