Our homes are considered to be one of the epicenters of our lives because it’s safe and designed to reflect our natural habitat. While all the people in the world work very hard to accomplish the true warmness of their homes, nowadays it’s filled with invisible aggressive threats caused by our presence and natural behavior.
That means that unfortunately, they are not going anywhere unless we deal with them. What happens if we don’t?
WHAT ARE THE SOURCES AND TYPES OF POLLUTANTS?
The usual daily activities can fill up a house with pollutant particles which could badly influence our respiratory health, and one of them is cooking. Even if you’re using electric stoves powered by clean energy instead of biomass fuel and wood, the indoor pollution can come from the method of cooking.
Stir-frying, deep or shallow frying, charbroiling, roasting, and grilling have different emission levels of particulate matter. These cooking methods can produce acrolein, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and particulate matter.
What?s even more worrying, is the fact that for instance, electric coil burners in stoves, ovens, and toasters can release fine and ultra fine particles.
These are respirable particles, and when inhaled they’re absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Those are the main suspects of inducing heart disease, lung disease, and other respiratory complications.
OTHER COMMON SOURCES OF INDOOR AIR POLLUTION
The astounding fact is that there could be over 900 different types of chemicals and other pollutants smaller than 2.5 microns which could put you at risk. The European Commission Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks has released a report describing the most common sources of indoor pollutants – mold, pet dander, pollen, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), lead dust and asbestos.
There are more and more people describing difficulties in breathing every spring season due to increased levels of pollen, which means that regular home ventilating or creating drafts to clear the stale air inside won’t help.
That basically means we all have to eliminate the sources of indoor air pollution in our homes, but it’s going to be difficult to maintain a clear air considering how:
- Cooking takes place every day
- Dust will keep circulating
- Pets will make a mess of their own (unless you are having a Sphinx cat)
HOW TO DEAL WITH AIR POLLUTERS?
The only solution that will guarantee clear air inside your home is an home air purifier, with multiple filters, each having its own cleansing task.
To name a couple of reasons why you should really think about getting one, firstly, the respiratory system bears the maximum brunt of indoor air pollution. However, on the long-run, it also has effects on the cardiovascular system, endocrine and nervous system.
Besides a care for your general health and well being, another sad reason is that you are all out of options when it comes to dealing with multiple sources of air pollutants successfully. Like air conditioning, home air purifiers have become a major necessary to ensure the care-free environment in your home for you and your loved ones.