Cleaning our air, do your bit. Have house plants. Have patio or balcony plants. Have a garden in which you grow more than flowers. Plant a tree. Join a community garden.
Cleaning our air all encompasses efforts on many levels. Starting at a grass-roots level and examine your life patterns, from the scent you wear, scented body washes, dishwashing liquids, clothing detergent, dryer sheets, deodourants, creams, cleaning supplies. scented candles, room sprays, hair sprays, and so much more, you make daily choices that affect the air quality for you and those around you. Poor air quality in your home and workspace can have an array of detrimental effects on you.
Cleaning is a number one priority when it comes to air quality in the home. Toxins and molds might manifest as feeling tired all the time, headaches, lack of focus, and other side-effects. You can react to the many molds hiding in corners, basements, under sinks, air ducts, window ledges, etc. Or from the toxic residue and fumes from cleaning solutions and other chemicals found in many workplaces. Of course, dust mites are always a challenge and require constant maintenance to keep them at bay.
When it comes to Cleaning our Air, there are so many aspects of Air Pollution to review. It is overwhelming when you look at Individual Pollution, emissions from homes, workplaces, and Transportation.
Outlining a strategy to be more environmentally friendly is not only a big step towards going Green but pays off in other ways. It is very helpful to have a thorough Green Building Audit to examine Energy Costs, Air Quality, Ventilation and Filter Systems, the Storage of Chemicals, Water Management, etc. So many people are chemical sensitive these days that air free of fragrance and toxic odours is most desirable. Protect the health of those in your home or workplace from the ground up.
Checking the airtightness of a building and sealing up cracks that allow air exchange is worth every minute spent. Replacing windows helps with energy retention and often on a health basis, especially if they are old.
Besides being eco-friendly, the great thing about revamping your energy source to Solar Panels is after the initial outlay is absorbed, you’re saving money for years, and you can store energy in case the grid goes down.
New equipment and technologies are making it so much easier to reduce our carbon footprint in many different areas. We just have to keep a mindset that seeks to improve Indoor and Outdoor Air Quality.
Read about Air Pollution in British Columbia.
Find links for various resources and contacts regarding Cleaning our Air, including OZONE POLLUTION.
Visit www.lung.ca for more on air quality issues.
Environment Canada’s Air Information:
Air Pollution in Canada -Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map
International Sources on Air Quality
United States Environmental Protection Agency “Cleaning Up Our Land, Water and Air”
United States Environment Protection Agency (wikipedia)