How to reduce indoor Air Pollution
Rakesh was fed up with the indoor pollution in his house. He decided to talk to an expert. The expert told him a few tips to reduce air pollution. This included:
- Increase ventilation when using high-emitting products (e.g., paint, glue, caulk, candles, and incense sticks). You can open windows and doors or turn on an exhaust fan if the weather permits.
- Air conditioner filters in the home should be cleaned or replaced regularly.
- Turning on an exhaust fan or kitchen vent while cooking helps to expel heat and smoke from the home.
- Carpets and rugs should be cleaned and vacuumed to remove dust and other particles, especially if you have pets.
- If you have pets, bathe them regularly so pet dander allergens don't pollute the space.
The expert also told him not to smoke indoors as smoke from cigarettes, pipes, and cigars is harmful. Try to reduce or eliminate the use of fireplaces and wood stoves. Also, avoid burning leaves, garbage, and other materials in or around the house—lastly, plant air-purifying plants in your living space to increase oxygen levels.
Rakesh followed these steps and saw a reduction in indoor air pollution.