When indoor air is more polluted than ever, how can you detoxify your indoor environment?
Updated: Dec 21, 2021
How do we detoxify our indoor environments?
Studies suggest that we spend 90% of our time indoors; a statistic that is hardly surprising with technology putting everything at our fingertips, more office-based jobs than ever before and even our free-time habits involving indoor gyms, cafes and restaurants.
This is a pattern that has been evolving over time. It even led to Velux windows developing a campaign branding us as the ‘indoor generation’ and highlighting the importance of ventilation.
But, with so much of our time spent indoors, what impact is this having on our health? And how do we improve the quality of our indoor air, both at home and in the workplace?
Let’s stop living amongst poor-quality air and toxic chemicals
The time we spend contained indoors with windows closed and little ventilation not only limits our access to fresh, clean air, but on top of that, we are also filling our indoor environments with toxic cleaning chemicals and scented air fresheners. In fact, according to the BBC, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discovered that the air indoors is up to 5 times more polluted that the air outside.
Our traditional solution for dirt or grime has been to clean it with chemicals. If there is an unwanted odour, we try to eliminate it with chemicals. If we need to sanitise surfaces, we spray them with chemicals. All these chemicals add to an already poorly ventilated and polluted space.
Without proper ventilation, we are surrounded by toxicants which are unhealthy to be around. In fact, millions of people suffer from Asthma and allergies, made worse a bad indoor environment.
Air quality control now more important than ever
Across the globe, we have become much more aware of cleanliness and sanitisation than ever before. We are also more conscious of airborne pathogens and their ability to spread within an indoor space. This is encouraging organisations to strongly consider ventilation and air sanitisation as part of their cleaning processes, both for the safety of their customers and for added reassurance.
What can organisations do to improve air quality & reduce airborne pathogens?
For businesses who are serious about ensuring the air inside their establishment is clean, there are also highly effective, cutting-edge air quality control products on the market that are toxin-free and will put your customers minds at ease. These products are constantly working to improve air quality. This offers a healthier environment for staff, customers and residents as well as an indoor space that is much safer for everyone.