For those of us who truly care about health, we eat organic food, we drink ultra-purified water, we exercise, we meditate, we do yoga, we have a positive attitude, we use clean personal care products and the list goes on and on and on.
But arguably the most important aspect of staying healthy is something that nearly all people ignore – breathing clean air.
Many of us spend most of our time indoors. We work indoors, we live indoors and we sleep indoors. Therefore common indoor pollutants including excessive moisture, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), combustion products, radon, pesticides, dust particles, viruses, and bacteria can have a big impact on our health.
Air quality is very important and something you should consider improving for your overall well-being. But how can you improve air quality indoors? Often people assume opening a window will do the trick. Others think air fresheners and candles since they can briefly improve odor. When actually, those things can have the opposite effect!
If your home has odors, dampness, stale air, pollutants, or stuffiness here is what you can do to improve your air quality!
Did you know that air pollution is the world’s largest single environmental health risk? 92% of the world’s population breathes polluted air, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and more than 5.5 million people worldwide are dying prematurely every year as a result of air pollution.
If you live in the United States, you are not exempt from this. More than half of our population lives in counties that have unhealthful levels of air pollutions, putting them at risk for premature death and serious health effects including lung cancer, asthma attacks, cardiovascular disease, and developmental and reproductive issues
Hello Spring, many of us have missed you so very much! With such a jolt from the cold weather right into the 70’s, thismeans that environmental allergies are also jumping right into action as well. Nothing says hello spring more than hello pollen, hello allergies and hello asthma. How do you counteract all of these”natural disasters” to keep yourself healthier and out of the allergy zone? First, you start taking care of what takes care of you.