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How Can We Improve The Air Quality?

How Can We Improve The Air Quality?

Studies show that indoor air pollution, often caused by dust mites and mold, can be up to ten times greater than outdoor pollution. The following tips can help improve the air quality in your home. Keep your thermostat set above sixty-five degrees in the winter If you set it too low, you encourage the growth of mold in moist air. The heat dries out the air and prevents the growth of mold and air pollution. Avoid the outdoors in the morning Not only do many trees discharge their pollen in the air at first light, but most people with allergies experience more itching and sneezing in the morning. Ragweed pollen tends to fly most thickly at midday when it will stick to your clothes and find its way indoors. If there is something you want to do outdoors in the morning, try to do it later in the day. Water indoor plants cautiously Overwatering your indoor plants can contribute to the growth of mold, and any water that leaks on to the floor invites mold growth as well. Place pebbles on top of the dirt to discourage mold spores from getting into and polluting the air. Wash your beddings and shower curtains in hot water This is the best way to kill those bothersome tiny dust mites that love your bed even more than you do. This adds to the air pollution in your bedroom and home. For your shower curtains, wash them in hot water and bleach on a monthly basis or just use cheap shower liners that you can replace every so often. To help stop mold...
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