Does Having Indoor Plants Improve Air Quality?

January 5, 2021

Most homeowners are surprised or even shocked to discover that the air in their homes is two to five times more polluted than the air in the backyard. If you’re concerned about your home’s indoor air quality, you might have considered getting some plants. It’s important to know whether or not there is any benefit to indoor air quality if you choose to bring plants into your Midlothian, VA, home. What Houseplants Do Houseplants respire differently than animals. They take carbon dioxide into their cells and release oxygen, which is the opposite of what animals do.

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How Can Air Quality Affect Your Mental Health?

July 16, 2020

There isn’t any debate over whether air pollution affects your physical health. However, researchers are now increasingly linking air pollution to mental health. Improving your indoor air quality can go a long way toward improving your physical and mental health. Air Pollution and Mental Health Link Exposure to air pollution has been shown to be associated with people having a higher risk of mental health issues. While researchers haven’t determined precisely why this is the case, some suspect it’s because air pollutants enter the bloodstream via inhalation and then reach the brain. This can cause neurotoxicity,

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What Are The Most Common Indoor Air Pollutants?

May 14, 2020

Indoor air is much more polluted than people realize. It’s usually the case that the air outdoors is far cleaner than the air in your home. Here are the most common air pollutants found in American residences. Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless gas produced by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels. It can enter your house through a furnace not properly burning natural gas, a car idling in the garage, or other ways. At low levels, carbon monoxide causes headaches and dizziness. At high levels, it can cause confusion or even death.

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What Variables Make Up Indoor Air Quality?

March 11, 2020

Most people assume the air in their home is healthy to breathe. Sadly, this usually isn’t the case. Indoor air quality is often two to five times worse than the air outdoors. These are the main pollutants in homes. Dust and Allergens Dust, mold, dust mites and allergens are in the air we breathe indoors. High amounts of these can result in shortness of breath and trouble sleeping. Low amounts can cause sneezing, headaches and itchy eyes. You can’t eliminate these, but you can mitigate them. One way is to use a HEPA

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