The Benefits Of Clean Air
Modern life is increasingly becoming more polluted. Our CO2 levels are through the roof and our plastic waste is ruining the ocean. Even our household items are emitting contaminated chemicals. Electrical equipment such as computers and even our furnishings such as fireplaces and carpets produce and house harmful pollutants.
According to WHO, 4.3 million people worldwide a year die from the exposure to household air pollution. This is due to many people around the world using traditional methods to cook their food such as wood and coal. These type of materials produce dangerous amounts of C02.
With that being said air purifiers are a great investment when combating unwanted indoor gasses and chemicals. Also, if you are a smoker of cigarettes now is as good a time as any to give them up. Another good idea is to retrofit something like a trickle vent which will help purify your home. Just install it on any of your uPVC or timber windows.
What Is A Trickle Vent?
Firstly, a ‘trickle vent’ is a device that allows clean air to flow in and out of your home. It is attached to the top of your window and helps keep a steady air flow throughout your home. This is necessary as a build up of harmful chemicals in your home can have an adverse affect on your health. A good ventilation system eliminates things like moisture and condensation which in turn prevents the spread of house mites and other microscopic organisms.
It allows fresh air into your home to circulate and lets polluted air escape.
Trickle ventilation allows the air in your home to be constantly refreshed. Even when you are on holiday or you don’t like leaving your windows open of a night the trickle vent still allows air to pass through it. It is a safe and cost effective way to keep your indoor air clean. They also have an open and close action so you can control them whenever necessary – For instance, in the winter months you want to keep the heat in and the cold out so you can close the vent until a more suitable time.
Effects of Indoor Air Pollution
If you have small children or elderly relatives living with you then it is of vital importance that the air they breath is fresh and clean. Our lungs are a sensitive organ and any bacteria that finds its way inside our body can be life threatening. Unclean air can cause adverse reactions such as asthma, allergies and other irritable flu like symptoms. However, there can be more serious illnesses due to contaminated air such as respiratory problems, kidney failure, lung cancer and even death.