Governments and Public Health Bodies internationally are always discussing air pollution and the risk to our environment.
The reality is that many people suffer with poor air quality in in their own home, but few of us seek to address this.
These could be sufferers with existing conditions which are exacerbated through inhaling poor quality air. Conditions such as COPD, Bronchitis, Asthma, Allergies, Immuno Suppressive Conditions ( Leukemia and Lung Cancer) make these people susceptible to the smallest contaminants.
In our everyday home environment we subject ourselves to indoor air pollutants, mostly a product of our lifestyles. They may come from the way we cook and what we cook with, to air fresheners, aerosols and even from pets.
Who doesn’t love an open fire? But have you ever considered the affect of burning fuels on the air we breathe?
A waiting room in a busy GP surgery or a unwell co–worker is sure to make you aware of the potential risks of infection. But within the walls of your own home, you probably would not give this a second thought. Yet everyday our homes are invaded by external pollutants. from friends, our own children coming home from school – even the air through an open window. This would mean those most vulnerable are at risk of contracting an infection or irritating an existing condition.
However, there are ways of reducing this risk – enhancing our air quality and preventing contamination, through the power of ‘Mother Nature’ or using specially designed air purifiers.
The power of ‘Mother Nature’
Certain houseplants offer tangible benefits to our indoor air quality, with some like Dracaena Fragrans being able to remove harmful substances such as Benzene, Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene and Xylene.
If this sounds too good to be true, it gets better.
Plants are relatively cheap and there a host of other plants that offer similar air cleaning qualities to Dracaena Fragrans.
You can find out more about them in our post here.
As well as adding a splash of colour to our rooms, it’s hard to argue against their ‘clean air credentials’, all backed up by research by from NASA.
The drawback of plants
While plants may seem a perfect solution to our indoor air quality, without having a room that resembles a jungle movie set, they are not as efficient when it comes to scrubbing the air by volume.
Additionally some plants (like Dracaena Fragrans) can be harmful to pets if they are ingested, so its a good idea to research your choice of indoor plants if you have pets.
For a comprehensive list of plants showing their air cleaning properties as well as toxicity, look at the Nasa Clean Air Study here.
The solution? Innovative technology & nature working together
The perfect way to complement mother nature and obtain better indoor air quality is through air purifiers.
From improved air quality at home to the work environment, there are a wide range of air purifiers and humidifiers that can filter out unwanted contaminants, destroy viruses, bacteria, allergens even Volatile Organic Chemicals (VOC’S) and odours.
Portable and easily placed in different locations, our range will greatly enhance your overall air quality and provide valuable peace of mind especially for:
- New parents an air purifier can be invaluable for a new borns’ nursery room.
- Vulnerable family members with a suppressed immune system
- High risk areas contaminant areas, such as GP waiting rooms
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