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Pollution isn't just an outdoor issue.

Pollution isn't just an outdoor issue.

Pollution in the home.

We hear so much in the news about the pollution that is caused by car fumes, with emissions being a really hot topic in the media. However, pollution isn’t just an issue that occurs outside; we are also subjected to pollution in our homes as well. The startling truth is that the air in our homes can be two to five times more polluted than the air outside, and as we spend a considerable amount of our time indoors this is something we need to give serious consideration to. 

What causes indoor pollution?

You might not even realise that you are causing pollution in your home but there are pollutants in so many of the everyday things that you use in your house that it can be hard to avoid it at times. From the products that you use to clean your home to the air fresheners you use to make it smell nice, even the paint on your walls or the sofa that you sit on; your home is a veritable cocktail of pollutants that can have a detrimental effect on your health. Unfortunately, just because the air fresheners and cleaning products you use have a “fresh lemon scent” or promise you the smell of lavender in your home this doesn’t mean that they are not packed full of chemicals that will fill the air in your home and increase your exposure to pollutants indoors. Worse still, some combinations of household products, when used in the same airspace, can cause chemical reactions in the air that can have an extremely dangerous effect on those breathing their fumes.

What can you do?

It isn’t all bad news, however, as there are natural products that can give you a fresh clean air smell in your home without all the nasties. Using air fresheners that contain only fresh natural ingredients is a way to eliminate odors without side effects. The Purify Atmosphere Mist is a great option as it is all natural. It contains lemongrass, ravensara (which has a slightly spicy and woody aroma), lavender, tea tree and eucalyptus. Natural fragrance that will not only help to purify the air in your home, but also is refreshing and stimulating on the senses at the same time.

We can’t tackle the problem of indoor pollution completely, but if we start by eliminating the chemicals in the air fresheners and products we use in our home then it is a good step in the right direction.