8 Tips to Protect Your Health from Indoor Air Pollution

Best ways to fight indoor air pollution

When talking about air pollution, people often think of outdoor air pollution. In fact, indoor air pollution is also widespread. When we go shopping, go to work, or come home after a day of study, we also bring outdoor pollution indoors.
According to scientific statistics, people spend 70-90% of their time indoors. The harm caused by indoor air pollution is even more serious than that caused by outdoor pollution, especially the elderly, young, sick, disabled and other frail people. Their body resistance is low and they spend long time in various indoor places. Children and pregnant women breathe faster than ordinary people. In addition, their respiratory and immune systems are improving. During development, air pollution will cause greater harm to children. The relationship between indoor air quality and them is particularly important.

You need to understand the sources and consequences of indoor air pollution

sources:

The more common indoor air pollution is mainly caused by man-made factors. It has a wide variety of sources and a wide range of sources. The impact on human health is also multifaceted. We often can’t see those small particles that are easy to breathe in our homes. We don’t know that some harmful substances fly in the air. Generally, they can be divided into chemical pollution, biological pollution and physical pollution.

–Physical pollution generally refers to particulate pollution such as dust, droplets and smog. The most typical is PM2.5. When we smoke and cook at home, we will increase the amount of fumes in the air when we go home.

-Chemical pollution mainly comes from volatile gases led by formaldehyde, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in decoration materials and new furniture.

–There are many sources of biological pollution:
Allergens, such as pollen in the air from trees, herbs and weeds, dust mites, mold and animal dander from moldy furniture, especially animal hair in pet households, which can easily make quilts and sofas Dust mites breed on it.The kitchen and bathroom in the house are relatively humid places, it is easy to breed various bacteria floating in the air.

consequences:

These unknowingly affect our health. In addition to causing throat discomfort, allergies, coughing and other symptoms, especially allergies, asthma and other respiratory diseases, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, which become the inducement of major diseases.

–Indoor air pollution increases the risk of lung cancer
Outdoor pollutants will enter the room through doors and windows, but indoor pollutants cannot be discharged in a closed environment, especially in winter, where indoor ventilation is low and high temperatures, formaldehyde and other substances in furniture are easy to volatilize, dust mites, bacteria, etc. are also easy to aggravate , The concentration of pollutants is relatively higher, and the lung, as an important organ for the human body to exchange gas with the outside world, bears the brunt.
–Indoor air pollution can cause heart disease
The Lancet online magazine reported that the NHS (National Health Service) publication in the United Kingdom showed that air pollution can increase hospitalizations and deaths caused by heart failure, and reducing pollution can prevent heart failure hospitalizations and save a lot of medical care costs . Air pollution increases the body’s systemic inflammatory response, puts the body in a state of oxidative stress, and increases the risk of heart disease.

How to protect your health from air pollution

Step#1 Open windows frequently for ventilation

The easiest and least expensive way to improve indoor air quality is to regularly open windows for ventilation, except when the outdoor air pollution is severe or when it is too cold.
After opening the window, a large amount of outdoor fresh air can enter the room, drive indoor air circulation, promote indoor and outdoor air exchange, and improve indoor air quality.

Step#2 Regular cleaning

Dust can carry bacteria, mold, pet dander, mites, mold and pollen. It is strongly recommended to clean thoroughly to eliminate indoor harmful substances, and to clean the home regularly to improve indoor air quality. Dust removal and cleaning should be carried out using environmentally friendly dust/cleaning detergents or equipment.

Step#3 Avoid smoking indoors (but quitting smoking is the best way).

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smokers are more likely to suffer from heart disease, stroke and lung cancer than non-smokers. Smoking harms almost every organ of the body and affects a person’s overall health. Smoking leads to a decline in overall health, an increase in absenteeism from work, and an increase in health care utilization and costs. Even if you want to smoke, please smoke outside.

Step#4 Use a dehumidifier/air conditioner to reduce moisture.

Dust mites and mold like moisture. Keeping the humidity around 30%-50% helps control them and other allergens. A dehumidifier (air conditioner in summer) can reduce the moisture in the indoor air and effectively control allergens. Air conditioning can also reduce the number of indoor pollen.You can also buy Shinco dehumidifiers or mobile air conditioners on our official website or Amazon.

Step#5 Place the carbon pack

The charcoal bag has good air permeability and good adsorption capacity. It can absorb harmful substances such as formaldehyde and sulfur dioxide, release natural minerals, promote the growth of green plants, and purify the air.

Step#6 Reduce indoor decoration pollution

When decorating rooms, many families use stone or marble decoration in bedrooms,windowsills and kitchens. There is radon pollution in stone. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the world announced by the World Health Organization. The new home has just been renovated, so be sure to maintain frequent ventilation. For families that have not yet been decorated, try to choose synthetic stones that are approved by the environmental protection department.

Step#7 Place plants

Plant chlorophyll can absorb light energy, turn carbon dioxide into organic matter and release oxygen, which can purify the air. However, the green plants should not be placed too much. Too many plants will be troublesome to take care of, and will also cause microbial growth and moisture.

Step#8 Get an air purifier with a high-efficiency HEPA filter.

In addition to daily ventilation and try not to smoke indoors, the use of air purifiers with modern technology is also a quick and effective way to solve indoor air pollution. Qualified air purifiers can indeed effectively filter ultrafine particulate pollutants such as viruses, bacteria, allergens, PM2.5, and even some products can also absorb harmful gases such as formaldehyde.

The Shinco air purifier is such a good helper with excellent indicators that can protect the respiratory health of the whole family.

  • Combined activated carbon

HEPA filter-captures up to 99.9% of airborne particles, dust, pollen, smoke, peculiar smell and animal dander, real HEPA filter and activated carbon filter 240m³/h clean air (CADR) suitable for medium and large rooms

  • LAS plasma generator

The built-in plasma generator generates powerful plasma, which combines with air pollutants and neutralizes, thereby achieving a cleaner environment

  • LE sleep mode

The air is filtered with a sound level of 26dB to create a quiet and comfortable indoor environment to help you sleep peacefully. Quiet operation makes it very suitable for use in bedrooms, living rooms and offices up to 20-50㎡

  • Simple operation

Easy-to-use button design, choose from 4 modes (low, medium, high, quiet) to produce fresh and clean filtered air in the office, living room, and bedroom

  • multiple uses

Ideal for pet owners, smokers, children or anyone who wants to improve air quality, eliminate harmful odors and prevent harmful pollutants in their houses or living spaces.

  • Sensor system

Real-time purity control can accurately identify small particles including allergens, report them through 4-color indicator lights, and automatically adjust performance, intelligently detect harmful substances, and automatically adjust cleaning levels

Consumer comments:

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