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Breathe Easy: 10 Awesome Ways To Keep Air Indoors Clean And Toxin Free

Date October 3, 2018 15:08

Human beings need to breathe in oxygen to survive, and it is important to ensure healthy living. Especially, for people who spend a lot of time at home.

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For the most part, good quality air helps the human body rejuvenate during sleep cycles, and people are more likely to wake up feeling refreshed. To this end, make sure houses are well ventilated and free from factors that diminish air quality. Here are 10 smart ways to maintain air quality at home.

1.Keep indoor plants

Plants ingest carbon dioxide and release oxygen and are a great way to make sure indoor air stays healthy. They also have the added advantage or providing stress relief. For maximum effect, place around the house in convenient spots.

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2. Clean air filters

After a while, even the best air filters get dirty and gather dust. Have your air filter service regularly to ensure free flowing air.

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3. Ceiling fans

Houses with closed air conditioning can get stuffy over time. Sometimes open windows to let fresh air in and leave ceiling fans on. They speed up air circulation.

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4. Install window treatments

Sunlight can turn even the airiest rooms humid. To counter this, install window blinds or light curtains. They keep the sun out but still allow fresh air in.

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5. Use natural cleaners

Over-the-counter home cleaners may be effective but their chemical content depreciates air quality. Instead use natural cleaners like baking soda, white vinegar and club soda.

6. Avoid chemicals

Low-VOC or no-VOC materials should be used as much as possible. This includes paint and furnishing. These materials emit only minimal amounts of chemicals into the air.

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7. Himalayan Pink Salt lamps

They are inexpensive and work great at removing toxins from the air. Place them just about anywhere in your home.

8. Activate charcoal

Some companies sell it in air freshener units of you can buy them at local stores. Like Salt lamps, they also filter carbon in the air.

9. Essential oils

If you are looking for a little aroma to a room, try out essential oils. They are made from natural products and can positively influence the ambiance in any room.

10. Beeswax candles

Unlike paraffin candles, beeswax is non-toxic and still provides a cozy feel in any room so you can enjoy the fresh air.

Scientists say plants work wonders

What many people do not know is that scientists in America contributed a lot to the push for healthy air at home. A 1989 NASA study provided much of the information on which current efforts to encourage plants in homes is based on. This video gives a graphic explanation of the wonderful work indoor plants do.

Awesome indoor plants

Deciding which indoor plant to purchase can be an uphill task, especially since not all indoor plants are easy to manage. Nevertheless, quite a few can withstand changing indoor conditions.

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Aloe vera tops the list and can survive in temperatures around 70 degrees. With a little dry soil and frequent watering, an aloe plant will stay green for a long time.

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The English Ivy is a trailing plant that looks good everywhere and can even snake around furniture if treated with care. Moreover, if you really like bristles, grab a baby cactus. These adorable plants will lift the spirits in your room and keep it feeling green all year round.

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