Are you at risk of indoor pollution?

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Mitzi Ilagan | Vigorbuddy

As fast-growing countries continue to prosper and keep up with the rapid growth of technology, pollution also continues to rise as the consequence. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), outdoor air pollution has grown 8% globally in the past five years, making billions of people exposed to the risks of the effects of the dangerous air. But ever wondered about indoor pollution?

Though one may say that he is lucky enough that he rarely goes out and that he is safe that he spends his time working indoors, one is never sure of that opinion. Sometimes, the air that one may breathe inside the house or workplace may be more critical, even when the air seems clearer and cleaner than the one outside.

Identify the triggers

With this, it is important to know and assess what causes pollution inside the house. One may have cleaned all the corners of the house but still, there may be tiny pollutants which may cause danger to the health of those would inhale it. Dust usually inhibits household materials, including dead skin cells, animal dander and hair, dust mites and particles from food. All of these could infuse with the chemicals you use inside the house and may cause reactions. It may also mix up with the food you eat and may cause illnesses or even poisoning. Another thing is that one may never know if he is allergic to these pollutants until they multiply and affect you.

To some, this triggers asthma and asthma attacks. When one has inflamed airways, pollutants that they inhale reacts and make it swell more, making it harder for them to breathe. Pollutants are not the ones to blame if one has asthma, but it is the reason why asthma attacks happen.


Asthma and other afflictions which one may get with the pollutants that stick around the household may not be stopped, but could always be prevented for less harm. Prevention could lessen the discomfort and costs of experiencing diseases and sickness. And also, most of the time, preventing could make you save time and effort rather than curing it. When it comes to asthma, its cause and cure hasn’t been identified yet but its effects could be lessened. One could control asthma attacks by taking medicines as the doctors would say, and of course, by reducing the pollutants inside the house or even in the workplace.

Rather than skipping classes or working days due to sicknesses caused by indoor pollutants, one should focus on proper maintenance and cleaning of the house and workplace. Regular cleaning of the house is recommended, including changing curtains, pillowcases and mattresses. One should also avoid smoking inside the house or workplace to prevent inhaling secondhand smoke (smoke inhaled involuntarily from tobacco being smoked by others) and having thirdhand smoke (residual nicotine and other chemicals from smoking which stays on indoor surfaces). It is also recommended to use vacuum cleaners in order to clean and remove even the tiniest particles in the air. One should choose a vacuum system which does not blows out excess dirt after sucking it in, just like some vacuums. Use a vacuum with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter, which traps the tiny particles, just like the Rainbow Cleaning System. It does more than that because aside from getting rid of small fragments when vacuuming, it returns naturally clean and water-washed air to the indoor air.

It is crucial for homes and offices to make the indoor air quality as clean as possible, so as not to increase the risks of inhaling polluted air from the outside. One must always remember that health is one of the most important aspects of life. That is why, give yourselves the advantage of preventing something from happening rather than experience difficulty in fixing the damage afterwards, because you did not try to stop it.

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