Your home is your sanctuary away from the stresses of modern life; of course, you’ll want to feel as relaxed and comfortable there as possible. To improve your quality of life, it’s useful to consider how healthy your home is. There are many ways you can make your home a healthier space; for starters, consider these five ideas.
1. Buy an air purifier
According to the Environment Protection Agency, ‘ Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations.’
To improve the quality of your indoor air, it’s useful to purchase an air purifier. Air purifiers sanitize the air, which often contains toxins, pollutants, or allergens. Depending on the type of filter you purchase your filter will neutralize particles, or trap particles when the air passes through the filter.
2. Plenty of plants
According to Live Science, ‘Indoor plants remove pollutants from the air by absorbing these gases through their leaves and roots.’ To clean your indoor air naturally, start with a few beautiful plants!
As well as removing toxins from the air, being around plants can help to boost your mood. There are so many different types of plants you can choose for your home. An Aloe Vera is an excellent plant for the bedroom; these tend to emit oxygen during the night time. Chinese Evergreen plants are perfect for wet and humid conditions in the bathroom.
3. EMF meter
An EMF meter is an ‘electromagnetic field meter’; these are used to measure electromagnetic fields and radiation. Devices such as Wi-Fi routers, televisions, smartphones, and computers all emit radiation. With an emf meter in your home, you can monitor the radiation levels, and take adequate safety precautions.
3. Try a water filter
During the Flint water crisis, ‘nearly 21 million Americans—about 6%—were getting water from systems that violated health standards.’ What’s more, the PSR reported that approximately ‘900,00 people get sick in the US per year,’ due to contaminated water.
By using a water filter, you can ensure that the water that you drink is contaminant free. A water filter relies on physical filtration or chemical filtration to clean your water. A physical filtration system has a barrier to remove contaminants. Chemical filtration instead uses chemical reactions to clean the water.
4. Use eco-candles
Candles are the perfect way to create a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere in the home. The problem is, traditional candles emit chemicals that are bad for the environment and our lungs. Eco-candles are created with ingredients such as soy or vegetable wax. While you’re at it, consider the other products you use in your home. Are your cleaning products eco friendly? What about your light bulbs? Creating an eco-friendly home will improve your wellbeing as well as helping the planet.
With these five steps, you’ll be well on your way to creating a healthier home for you and your family!