Air pollutants are not only present outside our home but also inside. According to The World Health Organisation (WHO) 7 million people die each year because of air pollution. That’s 1 in 8 deaths all over the world, thus making air pollution the single greatest environmental health risk on the planet.
( source – http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140325-world-health-organization-indoor-fuel-pollution-death/ )
Since we spend 90% of time indoors, it’s important that we know about air pollution inside our homes.
Common indoor air pollutants include
- Tobacco smoke
- Cleaning products
Bathroom – one of the most affected areas
Bathroom is one such place in your house that’s constantly exposed to water.
To know how to reduce the effect of air pollutants in your bathroom read on.
Install Air Ventilators
Humidity is the main cause of the production of allergens in the atmosphere that later cause serious health issues such as, asthma, eye and skin irritation, dizziness, headaches and other respiratory problems. By installing a dehumidifier like an air exhaust, you can reduce the level of moisture in your bathroom.
Use Marine Plywood For Flooring & Cabinets
The key to mold control is moisture control. And marine plywood can help you keep indoor moisture levels low. Replace your old bathroom cabinets with furniture made of marine plywood. Greenply Marine Grade Plywood is a premium water resistant plywood product that is CE certified, eco-friendly and conforms to E1 Standards for Emission. If budget isn’t a constraint, then change your bathroom flooring along with your bathroom furniture. Browse our site to check the waterproof plywood prices.
Keep your windows open as much as possible.
Letting fresh air in helps circulate the air. Opening windows will allow all those fumes to exit your home.
Place A Bathroom Mat At The Entrance
Most of the dirt that enters your bathroom is through your shoes. To prevent this, place a bathroom mat at the entrance. The mat sucks in dirt, pesticides and other pollutants from entering your bathroom.
Do Not Smoke In The Bathroom
Do you smoke in the bathroom? If yes, then it’s time to quit this habit of yours. You ask us why? Apart from the serious adverse health effects caused by puffing on cigarettes, smoking indoor drastically reduces the air quality.
It’s time to take the right steps. We’ll be covering more tips on improving the indoor air quality. So, stay tuned to this space. In the meanwhile check our plywood online store – we’re sure you’ll not be disappointed with our collection.