10 + 1 tips from the experts at the Society of Environmental Medicine
Did you know that your immune system (and that of your family, children and the elderly in particular) can also be strengthened thanks to what you breathe?
Our home is also our nest: we feel safe and protected, far away from anything that can hurt us. And it can really be just like that: and all you have to do is pay a bit more attention, most of all with the air you breathe. Especially during the bad season, when your windows are closed for most of the time, pollutants are concentrated in your home which can make your quality of life and health worse.
Viruses and bacteria, perfumes, deodorants, cigarette smoke, cooking fumes, combustion products, dust, detergents, building materials: these are all elements that cause respiratory problems and illnesses, negatively affect our health, our well-being and weaken our immune system.
How can you improve the air and well-being in your home?
We collected some advice from experts from the Society of Environmental Medicine:
- Control the temperature: avoid high temperatures and above all high levels of humidity;
- Frequently open windows: you will avoid the accumulation of pollutants and stagnating humidity;
- Aerate when you cook: hood and fan are essential to eliminate cooking fumes and to avoid the risk of humidity accumulation, which could favour the proliferation of harmful biological organisms;
- Get your air conditioning system checked: periodic and regular maintenance ensures adequate air exchange and does not allow pollutants to penetrate from the outside;
- Be mindful of mould! Always remove it, if you need help contact a specialised technician. It can cause allergic phenomena and severe respiratory problems;
- Household products: use detergents, deodorants and perfumes in moderation and do not mix them together. For more frequent cleaning use natural detergents such as vinegar or baking soda;
- Fewer carpets mean less dust! Rugs, if not carefully cleaned and sanitised, are the perfect home for mites and dust; especially for people who have pets at home.
- Often use the vacuum cleaner being careful that they do not release dust during use;
- Fireplace? No, thank you! Biomass heating contributes in most part to the pollution of the air we breathe. Beware of wood stoves or fireplaces not equipped with pollutant abatement systems;
- Smoke on the terrace! Avoiding smoking at home and generally indoors is definitely an excellent habit to reduce indoor pollution.
These 10 tips will significantly improve your situation, but to eliminate 99.9% of bacteria, moulds and odours in a few hours and be certain that your air is clean of contaminants, it is necessary to use devices for the purification and sanitisation of your air such as our Jonix: Cube for homes, offices and all closed spaces where you spend most of your time.