Indoor Pollutions and Natural Health

I’ve often heard about indoor pollution whenever I gather among a group of natural health enthusiasts. I hope by now you know that indoor air is not necessary clean and good for you.

Did you know that your furniture and fixings are all giving of dust and gasses as you use them? Take your sitting room for starters. Did you know that your sofa is adding to pollution by producing dust from the break down of the fibers in it? Your bed is also doing the same, the repeated use of the bedding weakens the fibres and they break down to a small enough size for us to breath them in. Weíre also constantly breathing in house dust which can be made up of skin cells, moulds, bacteria, animal dander, viruses and pollen every day. So what can we do about it? Even the smell of some detergents or even indoor tanning lotions can release scents that may not be beneficial for you.

Firstly make sure you house has good ventilation, because some of our homes are so well insulated nowadays, the air doesnít get replaced enough. (Years ago people didnít have to worry about this as they had a lot of drafts and openings for the outside air to enter.) Try to open your windows daily to allow some fresh air in to dilute the pollutants. Try not to use air fresheners if you canít open your windows as these only mask the smells and you end up breathing that in too which can just make things worse.