The indoors is one of the most secure places a person could stay. One considers their house as a place of relaxation and solitude. However, poor indoor air quality could ruin the security and tranquility of your home.
Many factors affect indoor air quality. One of these is the toxins and pollutants because of smoking. Tobacco smoke emits harmful chemicals such as carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and particulate matter.
The Environmental Protection Agency says that exposure to indoor pollutants is higher than those outdoors. Indoor air pollution is also among the five most significant risks to public health.
Tobacco smoke also lingers, therefore causing headaches and allergic reactions. It also tends to stick to particles which could spread to the furniture, walls, and other things at home.
Poor indoor air quality could also be fatal. The World Health Organization noted that around 4 million people succumb to the illnesses caused by indoor pollutants. The causes of death include stroke, pneumonia, ischaemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, and lung cancer.
Lack of fresh air could also lead to negative mood swings, poor sleeping patterns, and bad performance. Therefore, one should make an effort to make their home a better and healthier place to live.
A house should have potted plants inside because they purify the air. It could also profoundly improve the environment indoors by making a home look less dull. Reliance to air conditioning or other artificial air is not always the solution. Homeowners should also learn to open their windows three or four times a day for at least ten minutes to regulate indoor ventilation, clearing out excess heat and moisture.