4. Pay attention to mould
Mould is an important part of our ecosystem, playing a big part in the biodegradation of organic matter, allowing decay and rot to occur. However, mould found inside the home can be harmful and toxic, producing allergens and irritants – some even have the potential to produce a toxic substance called mycotoxins.
Reactions to these irritants can include sneezing, red eyes, runny nose, skin rashes and even asthma attacks.
Painting your walls with mould resistant paint is one way to combat this. Proper ventilation and reducing indoor humidity will also help to avoid the build-up of mould indoors.
5. Stay clean, naturally
Dust mites are one of the leading causes of indoor air pollution. More specifically, the faeces and decomposing dust mites release proteins into the air that cause allergic reactions as well as polluting the air. Dust mites can lead to a range of respiratory problems, even for those who are not allergic to dust mites.
Keeping your home clean and dust to a minimum is the best way to combat dust mites. Remember to vacuum your carpets and mattresses regularly, and use cleaning products with natural ingredients as often as required.
6. Asthmatics and elderly people are most affected
Elderly people tend to spend more time indoors where they are exposed to poor air quality for a substantial amount of time.
Asthmatics are also affected by indoor air quality, with the rates of asthma increasing globally.
Improving the air quality in your home or at your workplace from the tips in this blog post will create a friendlier environment for those around you with asthma, or even prevent the onset of it for another person.