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Exposure to indoor air pollutants at home can lead to short-term health effects including headaches, dizziness, fatigue, eye irritation, and throat irritation, as well as long-term effects like cancer, heart disease, and respiratory illnesses, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In addition to the health risks, indoor air pollution can create an environment that hinders your spiritual growth. Cleanliness and spirituality go hand in hand; cleanliness involves getting rid of anything dirty in your home environment in the same way that spirituality involves getting rid of negative, evil, or unkind thoughts from your mind. Indoor air pollution can come from various sources both in and out of your home, including household cleaning products, emissions from furniture and building materials, combustion sources, heating and cooling systems, mold, or even pets. If you want a safe and comfortable environment at home that supports your holistic, spiritual advancement, you need to take the necessary steps to get rid of any indoor air pollutants and keep them out completely.
Switch to eco-friendly cleaning products
Keeping your home clean is a must if you want to maintain good air quality. However, many cleaning products contain harmful organic compounds that can lead to eye, skin, and respiratory irritation. Additionally, the concentrated forms of some cleaning products are classified as hazardous and can be dangerous when they are not handled, stored, or disposed of correctly. When buying cleaning products, pay close attention to the ingredients lists to ensure you get products that won’t affect your air quality.
Keep your HVAC system in tip-top condition
Regular maintenance and cleaning of your HVAC system is vital for keeping your air at home clean and safe. Your HVAC system keeps the air in your home clean and fresh and promotes better air circulation. If you don’t keep it clean and well-maintained, it will stop operating properly which gradually leads to the decline of air quality at home. What’s more, a dirty HVAC system can release allergens and other harmful particles back into your home’s air, further reducing the overall air quality. You can hire a professional to clean the air duct, vent, and air filters to ensure that clean, fresh air keeps circulating around your home.
Hire professionals to test your air quality periodically
Some indoor air pollutants, such as smoke, are conspicuous and can easily be detected immediately they get in your home. However, other pollutants are almost impossible to detect without the help of a professional or special air testing equipment. This includes pollutants like mold, lead, radon, and others that could be well-hidden in your home. As such, you need to hire a professional to come in and test your air quality periodically to get rid of any pollutants they find and to help you take measures to ensure that your home stays pollutant-free.
To promote better health and spiritual development, you need to create a clean environment at home free from harmful indoor air pollutants. To do that, you must continually take the necessary steps to prevent the existence of any harmful air pollutants and, if necessary, get rid of them.