I am a mother of 2 and a writer who has been dealing with eczema for over 10 years. I write about the air we breathe, home chemicals and air purifiers. You can find more of my work at my personal blog, http://eczema-feeling.com .
Air is an important, but usually overlooked, aspect of life. It is said that “the air we breathe is a direct reflection of quality of life.” That’s because our bodies are composed of about 78% and the other 21% is made up of water and minerals.
Toxins in the air we breathe can be the cause for most diseases. Air quality decides how well you’ll sleep, how well your family will sleep, and how well you’ll function during the day.
Air quality and home chemicals have been linked to depression, anxiety, asthma and even cancer.
There are many things you can do to improve your air quality. We’re going to share some tips on how to improve indoor air quality as well as information on home chemicals.
As a rule, the air you breathe is not a dangerous place. The air you breathe and the place your body takes up in it are passive, receptive things. But the air is not always so neutral. Often it responds to your emotions and your actions: when you feel good, it feels good, and when you feel bad, it feels bad too.
Toxic chemicals in the air can cause negative emotions and psychological reactions. If you drink water containing toxins, the toxins will affect your body chemistry. If you are exposed to cigarette smoke or car exhaust fumes, they will make you feel bad too. Even if there are no airborne toxins present right now, if there have been toxic chemicals present in the past or if there might be any toxic chemicals present in the future, then your body may already be having trouble coping with them. You may already be experiencing negative emotions such as anger or depression (or even positive ones such as joy or happiness) that partially stem from past exposures to toxic chemicals (or anticipated exposures). And those emotions will be influencing how you feel about other things too.
For instance, suppose that at some point in time in the past someone sprayed pesticides on some weeds on a hillside near where you live. It’s possible that many of the people
We live in a polluted world. Many of the substances polluting our environment are invisible and odorless, so we don’t think about them. However, air quality is an important component of our overall health and well-being.
How can you tell if the air you breathe is clean? Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to that question. This is because different people react differently to various pollutants, and these reactions often vary widely from one day to the next.
Air pollution is measured in three ways:
The Air Quality Index (AQI) – Each of the five primary pollutants – ground-level ozone, particle pollution (also known as particulate matter), carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide – has its own AQI value. The AQI value for each pollutant ranges from 0 to 500+. The EPA categorizes each pollutant as either “Good,” “Moderate,” “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups,” “Unhealthy” or “Very Unhealthy.”
If your AQI value for any pollutant gets too high, you can take comfort in knowing that the higher numbers on the scale are reserved for periods when air quality is likely to be very poor. For example, if your AQI reading is between 301 – 500+,
It is the most essential thing of all, the thing that makes life possible. You can do without food for weeks, without water for days, but go a few minutes without air and your life will be over. It is the thing that gives you life, that makes it possible for you to experience anything. So why don’t we appreciate it more?
Write about how appreciation of the air we breathe can be evoked by being more aware of our breathing and being mindful of the air quality around us.
Besides the fact you are breathing, there are many reasons why it’s important to have clean air. After all, it is your life force. So it makes sense that you should care about the quality of that air.
During the past few decades, one of the biggest concerns people have had is the quality of their indoor air. This has become a major concern for two main reasons. First, indoor air quality is worse than outdoor air quality due to poor ventilation and higher concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Second, concentrations of outdoor pollutants generally increase indoors due to infiltration through windows and doors, use of household products and other activities that can generate indoor pollutants.
Toxic chemicals and contaminants are everywhere in our homes, even if we aren’t aware of it. The most obvious place would be in cleaning products, but there are also hidden sources from many different categories including: vinyl flooring, plywood subfloors, pesticides applied to lawns or gardens near homes, artificial turf fields located close to homes’ outdoor play areas and more.
The more I learned about this topic the more I realized just how dangerous some household items could be…even those that we thought were harmless! The good news is that there are simple ways to reduce these risks…including
Air pollution is a disease, which can be cured by cleaning the air. The objective of this article is to provide information on how to clean the air in your home and what kind of cleaning methods are available.