Sure you hear the expression "building sick" and surely most people do not think that your bedroom may contain some of the materials that characterize the buildings that suffer the so-called sick building syndrome. According to WHO, they are those that produce health problems caused by air pollution inside them. We will see then a few tips to make your room a healthy space.
one.- It may be paradoxical but the first thing to improve the quality of the air in our room is to open the windows every day. Good ventilation is essential to enjoy healthy air.
two.- Having a plant or two in the bedroom will also help to improve air quality, even if little plants release oxygen and some even have the ability to absorb harmful vapors and compounds.
3.- An air purifier is an electrical device that acts as a filter that retains dust, dust mites and other air pollutants.
4.- But even with a good air purifier there is no need to neglect cleaning. The less dust there is in the room, the better. Do not forget the corners when cleaning the room.
5.- Washing the bed linen once a week is essential to keep it always clean and free of pathogens, mites and dead cells.
6.- Airing bedding every day is also a good practice. Open the bed when you get up, separating the comforter from the bottom sheet and leave the window open for a few minutes each morning.
7.- The natural materials are the healthiest, we must take into account what type of pillow we use because we spend 8 hours with the head resting on it. The safest foam is natural latex.
8- The mattress can also contain many chemicals, from certain foams to additives that act as fire retardants. Choosing one that is free of materials that can release harmful gases is essential.
9.- Another issue that people do not usually take into account is the pollution derived from electronic devices, especially office material such as laser printers should always be outside the room. As for televisions and computers, it will not hurt to have them in another room.
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