Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Need better IAQ? Get organized!

A well-kept and decluttered home can be
soothing and better for your health.
Indoor air pollution poses a serious public health risk, according to agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Airtight construction, plug-in air fresheners, scented products and candles, high humidity and other indoor air concerns can pollute the indoor air in normal households.

One of the best ways to get the indoor air quality at home under control is to get organized.

Clutter is a bad idea – it can harbor dust, mold and pests and make it difficult to clean and air out the space.

Having a lot of stuff takes up space, makes it hard to find things and can be demoralizing.

A rule of thumb is – if you haven’t touched it in years, then it should probably go.

According to one professional organizer, a lot of stuff can have the following effects:
  • Increase particle and chemical emissions into the air
  • Become a breeding ground for mold
  • Become a nest for rodents
  • Affect a person’s health and well-being

By contrast, an organized home is easier to keep clean, reduces stress about finding things and gives people the ability to focus on more important things like family, career etc.

Source: CDA Press

Clean your space – and your air!

A well-kept home should be free of bad smells and pollutants. AllerAir offers portable and powerful air purifiers for general purpose air cleaning as well as specific IAQ concerns, including mold, tobacco smoke, allergy and asthma.

The air purifiers consistently feature more relevant filtration media than other units on the market, especially when it comes to activated carbon, the most important filter media for chemicals, gases, odors, fumes and mold mycotoxins.

AllerAir air purifiers can remove the widest range of indoor air pollutants with their multistage filtration system containing deep-bed activated carbon filters, HEPA filters, UV germicidal filtration and pre-filters.

Contact AllerAir for more information.