New Year's resolutions are absolute goals for those who are keen on making changes in their lives that they keep promising every time.
Starting New Year’s with health resolutions is iconic and imperative. Everyone wants to start with training, yoga, eating fresh but no one thinks about breathing ‘clean air’. People often ignore the importance of clean air that is required to stay on top of those resolutions and the fact is that air quality inside your home or indoors can be less than delightful especially during the winter months.
So, what happens in winter months to indoor air? A phenomenon called ‘temperature inversion’ is more common in winter. This is where temperature increases with height – can exacerbate outdoor air pollution.
The overcast weather common in the colder months tends to trap pollution beneath the cloud with warm air acting as a lid, covering and trapping air pollutants closer to the ground. And outdoor pollution can have a significant impact on indoor air quality.
The BLF warns: “Once these pollutants are indoors, it’s essential to purify your home with fresh air from the outside to dilute and remove them. That’s why gas heaters and cookers that have a flue, chimney, or other kind of vent that allows the polluted air out of your home, are better for lung health.”
So, for example, chimneys from solid fuel stoves and fireplaces need to be cleaned and swept regularly by a registered sweep. Other important measures include:
If you really want to ensure safety – particularly for homes where occupants have allergies – consider in room air purification. Also, when planning gym, yoga or indoor fitness classes in order to stay focused on your New Year’s goals keep in check that suitable air purification systems are used by the facilities.
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