What images come to mind when you hear the phrase 'air pollution'? Probably something like factories with smoke stacks, car exhaust, global warming or acid rain, right? This is accurate but not exhaustive. Air pollution covers a much larger spectrum that we think. Shockingly, studies have found the most polluted air the average person is exposed to is actually inside our own homes.
You're probably familiar with indoor allergens like smoke and dust, but only because you can see or smell them. However, the majority of indoor allergens go completely undetected because they are microscopic and odorless. These are just a few of these invisible offenders:
Chemicals from furniture and construction Recently bought a new mattress or maybe a new recliner? Or maybe you just moved into a brand new house. Surely, a brand new house is a clean slate, free from indoor air pollution. Not even close. New construction or even repainting a room will gradually release toxic chemicals in the air.
Mold spores Mold grows anywhere that is damp and warm and releases spores into the air in order to reproduce. These spores enter our lungs and make us sick.
Pet dander Believe it or not, traces of pet dander have been found in homes without pets. These particles are great travelers and find their way around with ease.
Hopefully by now you're wondering, how can I improve the air quality in my home? Harvard Health Publishing with Harvard Medical School gives some great tips here. Here's our summary and how our products can help:
Routine cleaning - EnzyMagic201™ Multi-Purpose Cleaner is free of toxic chemicals and uses the power of enzymes to clean your home.
Leave plants outdoors
Change your air filters - PerfectFit™ Air Filters are made with an anti-microbial material and have an internal frame instead of cardboard, which harbors mold growth.
Invest in an air purifier - The MCI PureSynAIRg™ Air Purifier uses award winning trademarked technology to destroy allergens and viruses in the air and on surfaces.
Let the fresh air in