The indoor air quality has been decreasing in homes, office, and buildings. A significant decline in the indoor air quality graph has been observed over the past few years. This has happened due to increased human activities that cause air pollution both indoors and outdoors.
With the increase in the level of indoor air pollution, there has been an increase in the development of products and gadgets that can effectively reduce the indoor air pollution. These gadgets not only improve the indoor air quality but prevent the numerous harmful effects that the poor indoor air quality has on our bodies.
Air purifiers are one of the most effective ways of improving the indoor air quality. Air purifiers work on a mechanism where the inbuilt filters in the purifier, filter out the air pollutants as the indoor air passes through it. The air that is released from the air purifier is pure and fresh and free from pollutants.
For people with allergies and asthma, air purifiers have proven to be very beneficial. Since it provides us with fresh and harmless air at all times, the considerable risk from poor indoor air quality reduces.
Natural air purifiers
It is known that houseplants act as natural air purifiers by producing fresh air and adding some houseplants to your home will not only add to your home decor but also improve the indoor air quality. In the same way, beeswax candles and salt lamps, when lit, produce negative ions that attract the positive ions of the air pollutants, thus removing them from the air and improving the indoor air quality.
To find the solution to a problem, you need to start by identifying the problem. In the same way, to reduce the air pollution and improve the indoor air quality, you need to identify the contaminants that are polluting the air inside your home. This can be achieved by using smart air monitors from brands like Kaiterra, uHoo. Ai monitors can help in identifying the type and level of pollution present in your air. And not just that, they can also identify the level of humidity in the air. Ideally, a level of 20-50% should be maintained and humidity levels higher or lower to this have their own consequences. Hence an air monitor is a necessity for improving the indoor air quality.
Mobile applications for indoor air quality
Some brands like Kaiterra produce portable air quality monitors but at times, it is not practical or possible for you to carry an air monitor with you. For instance, if you forget to carry your portable air monitor, you don’t want to be exposed to polluted indoor air, you would want a backup.
For this reason, mobile applications have been developed that tell you about the air around you. They can gather information about the surrounding and communicate the AQI of the area you are in. This can help you in taking preventive measure (like wearing a pollution mask) if the air around you is hazardous.
Monitoring the air around you has helped in many ways for improving the indoor air quality. Poor indoor air quality has proven to be very harmful to human health and it’s about time that we take care of our health against these pollutants.