When we talk about pollution, we always think of a phenomenon that concerns the outside world, the world beyond our doorstep. Contrary to what one might think, pollution is a phenomenon that also affects domestic spaces.
For domestic pollution means above all the contaminationone of the air we breathe caused by organic and inorganic agents derived from our activities and behaviour in the home.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), most of us spend most of our time in enclosed spaces and according to the EPA, the American Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air is five times more polluted than outside air. These two figures clearly indicate how important it is to take certain precautions and adopt new behaviours to protect oneself from the consequences of domestic pollution.
It is estimated that about one third of the respiratory problems, such as allergies and asthma, suffered by the European population are directly related to domestic pollution.
How can we protect our health and improve the quality of the air we breathe at home?
The first useful azione that we can easily deploy is changing the air several times a day opening windows and promoting recirculation.
Just do this every five to six hours for ten minutes and we will already noticeably improve the quality of the air we breathe.
Today, there are also good appliances on the market that can purify the air in rooms.
Another azione useful for preventing respiratory discomfort and allergies and lowering household pollution levels is avoid smoking in the house.
Some substances that are harmful to our health are contained in the furniturein the paintsin the detergentsin the products we use for the?household; if knowing this is alarming enough, however, know that there are valid natural and non-toxic alternatives which make it possible to significantly reduce the presence of pollutants in the air in our homes.
A not insignificant aspect of the pollution phenomenon can be traced back to our activities in the kitchen: having a good fume hood cooking fumes is certainly a good move to combat the unhealthy air in our homes, since on average we devote at least a couple of hours of our time a day to cooking.
Another very good solution to improve the quality of the air we breathe in the kitchen is to choose innovative technologies that eliminate germs and bacteria from the kitchen air. kitchen sink.
Plados Telma devoted great attentionone to the phenomenon of domestic pollution and realised a technology, Ariapurawhich has antibacterial azione and helps improve the quality of the air we breathe in the kitchen: titanium dioxide nanoparticles in the sink reduce bacterial proliferation and make it much more hygienic and safe than a normal kitchen sink.
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