While most people recognize the dangers posed by outdoor environmental pollutants, awareness of the many factors that compromise indoor air quality are not as well-known.  Because we spend so much of our time inside – an average of ninety percent – everyone can benefit from the understanding of how to purify and maintain healthy air in the home and office.

1. Increase Ventilation

This advice may seem simple at first, but there is more to improving the ventilation in your home or office than just opening a window.  Outdoor air may still contain pollution that you don’t want in your living spaces.  Instead, consider installing trickle vents to purify and cycle the air you breathe indoors.

2. Natural Air Conditioning

While it may seem like a better option than running your central cooling system in the summer months, resist the temptation to open all of your windows which will allow pollutants to enter your living space.  Instead, try some of these tips to cool your home naturally.

–        Use ceiling fans

–        Install heat-blocking window treatments

–        Minimize use of heat-producing appliances

–        Grow plants for shade

3. Indoor Air Filters

HEPA filters are an effective way to remove unwanted contaminants from indoor air.  For use in both central air systems and portable air purifiers, HEPA filters should be changed regularly for maximum health benefits.

4. Eliminate the Source

Excessive moisture, dust build-up, smoking, and the use of chemical products like paint, detergents, and synthetic fibers are among the most common causes of indoor air pollution.  Try to eliminate as many of these sources from your living spaces as possible and always be on the lookout for all-natural alternatives to chemical-laden household items.

5. Beeswax Candles

If you like to burn candles for natural light, avoid paraffin candles which release petroleum byproducts into the air.  Instead, opt for beeswax candles.  Beeswax burns clean and offers the added benefit of ionizing air to neutralize toxic compounds and other contaminants.

6. Salt Lamps

Himalayan pink salt is another natural ionic air purifier that pulls toxins from the environment and neutralizes them.  Add an Himalayan pink salt lamp to any room in your home or office for both functionality and decoration.

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