There are some air pollutants that can’t be filtered out with a furnace filter or media air cleaner. These pollutants can cause health issues, and are found in many common items in homes. Keep reading to learn what they are and how to reduce their presence in the home.
This common solvent can irritate skin and eyes, cause respiratory issues, and more. It is found in paints, oils, plastics and rubber. It can be emitted by furniture or other items in the house, increasing the occupants’ exposure.
This is used in printing inks, paints, spot removers, cleaning fluid for rugs, varnishes, and adhesives. It has been identified as a potential carcinogen by the National Cancer Institute.
Most people associate this with dissecting frogs in high school science class, but it is found in many household products. Some of these are paper towels, cleaning products, carpet backing, and much more. It can cause respiratory irritation, headaches, and allergic contact dermatitis.
Some of these pollutants are commonly found in furniture because of how it is manufactured. To reduce its presence, check certifications, air out new furniture, and consider buying used furniture when possible.
To reduce these pollutants throughout the entire house, consider implementing more plants into the home. While it seems like such a simple solution, there are many types of plants that absorb these pollutants and clean the air around them. Plants like the spider plant, peace lily, English ivy, and many more are especially beneficial. These are all-natural air cleaners that can help everyone breathe better and worry less.
For help eliminating other indoor air pollutants like dust and pollen, contact Diamond Heating and Cooling. We offer allergy and asthma solutions that can help keep air cleaner, reducing allergy or asthma attacks for many people.