Removing harmful chemicals from the home environment
The home environment can contain a number of harmful chemicals. Every time you use cleaning products, they release various toxins such as ammonia, chlorine, and phthalates into your home. In small amounts, these toxic chemicals are relatively harmless, but regular exposure can lead to serious illnesses such as cancer, tumors or neurological disorders.
In addition, if the doors or windows in your home are open, gases from the outdoors, such as nitrogen dioxide and carbon monoxide, can enter the room. This can be a particular problem if you live in a densely populated area with lots of traffic or industry. Exposure to carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide can increase your risk of developing diseases such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
If you choose an air purifier specifically designed to clean the environment of gaseous pollutants, such as an adsorption filter that uses an activated carbon filter, it will remove most of these chemicals from the air and make the air in your home cleaner and fresher.
Neutralizing odors in the home
Not only can an air filter remove harmful chemicals from your home, it can also fight off unpleasant odors. The chemical process that breaks down compounds such as gasoline, benzene, and formaldehyde can release unpleasant odors into the environment. These chemicals, known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), can be found in common household items such as paints, varnishes, aerosol sprays and even air fresheners.
Not only do VOCs create an unpleasant odor, these compounds can also cause nausea, headaches and shortness of breath. Most of us know that opening a window is recommended when freshly painting a room. The smell of fresh paint can cause headaches. This is due to the volatile organic compounds that paint releases into the atmosphere.
However, if you open a window, it can also cause more outdoor pollutants to enter the house.
Improving Sleep Quality
Clean air has a huge impact on the quality of your sleep. It’s easy to assume that when you sleep, air quality doesn’t affect your health. However, it doesn’t. Air pollutants such as mold, dust, pollen and pet dander can cause allergies, hay fever and asthma, which can lead to a restless night with coughing, sneezing, itchy skin and nasal congestion.
Eliminating harmful contaminants from building materials
Whether you live in a vintage or modern home, the building materials used to build it can release harmful compounds that can harm your health in the long run.