It is erroneously thought that only the air we breathe on the street can be polluted (due to smog). Nothing more wrong! The air we breathe inside our four walls could be worse than the one we breathe outside. Researchers from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US Environmental Protection Agency, have been thinking of this for some time. What are the causes of domestic pollution? The answer brings us to the so-called VOCs, i.e. Volatile Organic Compounds, which we find in household cleaning products, paints, varnishes and enamels, scented candles, incense sticks, dry-cleaned upholstery, 'use of wood stoves and fireplaces and alas also in cigarette smoke. Without neglecting the problem of mold, which is also polluting. In this regard we will now show you how to purify the air at home by resorting to some very simple remedies.
Purify the air in the house, the directions
- Leave your shoes outside the front door to prevent all those germs and bacteria that end up under the soles of our shoes from settling on the floor and consequently polluting: a necessary remedy especially if you have children who crawl and play on the floor .
- Read the labels carefully and never mix the products: in this way you will have the opportunity to check for the presence of chemical agents contained within the product. In this regard, we advise you to prefer natural and ecological products.
WARNING: never mix muriatic acid, bleach and ammonia to avoid the formation of extremely toxic vapors.
- Use only vacuum cleaners with a HEPA air filter: you will be sure to retain all the mites in the house during your cleaning.
- Prefer steam cleaning
- Periodically change the air in the different rooms in order to prevent the stagnation of harmful substances
- Renew the walls of the house by painting them with non-toxic and ecological paints
How to purify the air at home with plants
There are some plants such as sansevieria, ficus, dracena, gerbera, etc. which are capable of purifying the air of ammonia, formaldehyde, cigarette smoke and carbon monoxide that forms when cooking or turning on the gas water heater or stove.
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