Air Pollution is a major challenge faced by the world today .The number of cars,industries and buildings are increasing at an alarming rate thereby deteriorating the quality of air.People wear antipollution masks when they go out to fight air pollution. But is that enough ? Do you think you are safe at home ?Not at all.Indoor air pollution is another serious threat which many are unaware of.It is high time we sit and think about the air quality inside our homes.
By simply keeping the doors and windows shut, we believe pollution wont enter our homes.This is a foolish thought .We must remember that a person spends most of their time indoors-inside offices,homes,colleges and schools.Over crowding,poor ventilation,smoking,use of biomass fuel for cooking have led to the increase in the level of indoor air pollution.Indoor air pollution is as dangerous as outdoor air pollution.So make sure that you take the necessary steps to keep your home safe from pollutants.
- Keeping houseplants will add oxygen and moisture to the indoor air.It also helps to remove pollutants.Studies reveal that indoor plants can clean the air that contains cancer causing volatile organic compounds like formaldehyde and benzene.Indoor plants like Areca Palm,rubber plant and bamboo palm serves the best for these purposes.
- Ensure that your home environment is dust free.You wont get a 100% dust free home for sure.But make sure that you do all the possible things to make your home dust free.For example,get good quality doors which prevents from dust when kept shut,place door mats at entrances,cleaning the house regularly along with dusting and vacuuming bed and pillows.
- Proper waste management can reduce pollution thereby increasing the amount of clean air flowing through your home.According to the Press Information Bureau ,India generates 62 million tonnes of waste every year .Most of the waste are burned up increasing air pollution.Make recycling and composting a part of your life.Try recycling kitchen waste into organic compost.The drop in waste will help everyone breathe easier.