12th December 2017
The dangers of outdoor air pollution is an issue which has received much attention and discussion. But what of the air we breathe every day inside our homes, schools and workplaces?
For some of us there’s nothing more pleasurable than spending time outdoors on a beautiful, sunny day.
Soaking up the warmth of the sun on our skin, taking note of the vibrant landscape around us, breathing in the scent of fragrant flowers in bloom…
But if you suffer from hay fever the exact same scenario can often prove an almighty misery.
For sufferers of this common allergic condition, sunny days can bring a raft of unpleasant symptoms such as stinging eyes, runny nose and itchy skin.
If you’ve found this article I’m guessing you suspect that you (or someone you know) may be suffering from a pet allergy and you’re looking for confirmation of this.
Or perhaps there’s no doubt in your mind that you’re allergic to pets, and now you’re looking for a solution to the problem so that you don’t have to suffer whenever you’re around animals any more.
The harmful effects of outdoor air pollution have received much media coverage over the last few decades, but in recent years there have also been several studies into the impact of poor indoor air quality on our health.
It seems incredible to believe, but in actual fact the air that we’re breathing in inside our homes and workplaces can be up to 5 times as polluted as the air outdoors.
With estimates that many of us now spend approximately 80% of our time indoors each day it’s a bit of a sobering thought as to what we may be inhaling into our lungs quite unwittingly.
Air purifiers have been around for a little while now, but recent years have seen a surge in sales as more and more people learn of their existence and the importance of good indoor air quality.
In this article we’re going to take a look at:Continue reading
‘So, could going scent-free in your home save your life then?’ was the question put to me recently by a good friend after he had patiently listened to the findings of my latest research article.
It’s fair to say our home has been a bit of a germ zone lately!
Between myself, husband and 2 kids we’ve had a succession of sniffles, coughs, colds, sore throats…
Undoubtedly there’s always lots of bugs going round at this time of year, and with young children it’s inevitable that they’ll pick things up from their school friends and then ‘kindly’ share them with the rest of the family.Continue reading
A strange thing happened to me a few years ago when I was selling my apartment. My very first viewer was a lady who took literally one step over threshold before exclaiming loudly ‘have you got one of those AWFUL plug-in air fresheners on? Can you turn it off STRAIGHT AWAY or I’m going to be SICK!”.
You’d be forgiven for wondering why an article on homemade natural cleaning products would feature on a site devoted to air conditioning and air purifiers! At first glance there doesn’t seem to be much of a connection, does there?
But in actual fact some of those everyday cleaning products that you pick up at the supermarket or grocery store may actually be having an unseen, detrimental effect on the quality of the air that you breathe inside your home.Continue reading
Lately I’ve become aware of a real build-up of mold around the windows in the upstairs rooms of my home and a bit of an unpleasant, musty smell.