Sources of indoor air pollution
In recent years, people have paid more and more attention to indoor air quality, and many households are equipped with home air quality monitor. Autumn is the harvest season. In nature, everything begins to grow from luxuriant growth to richness and maturity. In the autumn season, the climate changes from hot to cold, which is a season of alternating hot and cold.
Indoor pollution needs attention
Speaking of poor air quality, we may first think of smog outdoors, high PM2.5 index, and so on. However, in fact, in many cases, the indoor air quality may be worse than that of the outdoor, but our attention is not enough.
For example, when we turn on the heating in winter or the air conditioner in summer, we close the doors and windows tightly. But if we stay in a room without fresh air system and not ventilated for a long time. The concentration of carbon dioxide, humidity, etc. in the air will continue to rise. Cause the air quality to deteriorate. Most of us work and live indoors. Therefore, the quality of indoor air has a greater impact on our health than we think.
What factors affect indoor air quality?
In addition to outdoor smog, there are many factors in life that can cause indoor air pollution. The more common ones include:
- The most typical volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in decoration materials and new furniture are formaldehyde.
- Secondhand smoke.
- Fume from cooking in the kitchen;
- Smoke from stoves, stoves, fireplaces, candles, etc.;
- Allergens such as dander, dust mites, and mold;
- Volatile organic compounds in toilet cleaners, pesticides, air fragrances, etc.
If we live in an environment with poor indoor air quality for a long time, when we get up in the morning, we will often feel uncomfortable throat, sore throat, and even feel stuffy, nauseated, and dizzy. The baby at home may often cry inexplicably , Coughing and sneezing frequently.
How to use air quality monitoring devices indoor to monitor and improve indoor air quality
Indoor air pollution can be said to be an "invisible killer". Especially families with pregnant women, babies, and elderly people need to pay special attention to indoor air quality. Home air quality monitor can monitor the air quality in the home 24 hours a day and remind the owner to open the windows for ventilation in time.
The easiest and least expensive way to improve indoor air quality is to regularly open windows for ventilation. Of course, except when outdoor air pollution is serious.When turning on the air conditioner, many people like to keep the windows closed for a long time, which is actually not good for health. It is best to open the window for ventilation every 3 hours. About 3 times a day, ventilate for 15 to 20 minutes each time.After opening the window, a large amount of outdoor fresh air can enter the room, drive the indoor air circulation, and improve the indoor air quality.