Indoor Air Quality | What Not to Do | PACMED

This Is How You’re Destroying Your Indoor Air Quality

On a scale from one to ten, how often do you think you’re destroying your indoor air quality? Well, for most homeowners, they’ll probably give themselves a rating of five or less (and we would give ourselves that, too) — but you could actually be doing even more damage than you think. In this moment of shock, remain calm and check out these conventional ways of diminishing your home’s air quality:

Spray Air Fresheners

Oh, you know exactly what we’re talking about: from a tropical island breeze to a fresh apple pie, those air fresheners that you know and love are doing more harm than good. Think about it: you’re not actually spraying fresh, clean ingredients into the air — because it’s actually a harmful helping of dangerous chemicals that are bringing down your indoor air quality.

If you’re looking to keep your home smelling fresh, while keeping your indoor air quality intact, then it’s best to opt for an essential oil diffuser. Coming in an array of beautiful scents, essential oils are not only natural, but they’re the perfect way to replace those spray-based fragrances!

Harsh Cleaning Agents

When you’re scrubbing your bathroom or kitchen, what type of cleaning products do you tend to use? If it’s anything other than a natural cleaner, then we have some bad news for you: you’re destroying the air quality in your home, as well as your respiratory health.

Just like those dangerous chemical sprays, chemical cleaning agents have a series of harmful toxins that linger in the air — and stay there, especially if you don’t have proper ventilation (i.e., opening up the windows, using a bathroom fan).

If you’re looking to clean your home, but still reap the benefits of a chemical cleaner, look into natural or DIY cleaning agents. These will protect your indoor air quality and will make a noticeable difference!

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