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5 ways to improve indoor air quality so you can breathe better

by firdaws omar on June 12, 2021

Research shows that air in our homes is ten or, in some studies, up to 500 times more polluted than outdoor air

several factors contribute to this. Still, one of them is products we use in our homes that contain unhealthy ingredients. 

Like you, we are troubled by this. 

our homes should protect us from all harm, but surprisingly, our homes have become toxic traps that full of all sorts of unhealthy chemicals.

Most cleaning products we use today contain compounds known as VOCs.

Some products that contain VOC are cleaning products, furniture wax, air fresheners, laundry detergent, paints, varnishes, and the list goes on.

Even when you are not using these products, they are still releasing chemicals into our homes, causing mild irritation in people with allergies. In addition, these particles can accumulate in our lungs and causing long-term damage.

We don't think it's fair to live like this.

The fact is that these particles don't even smell, so you cant protect yourself from an invisible enemy.

Greedy companies realised that if their products smelled so bad, people would think twice before buying, so what's the alternative? Of course, create products that don't smell, so consumers are oblivious to the harm they are causing.

A study from thoracic.org shows that women cleaners have reduced

lung function, this is because the cleaning chemicals cause damage to the lungs, slowly

leading to long term health problems.

 one of the authors that conducted the study said

"That level of lung impairment was surprising at first

However, when you think of inhaling small particles from

cleaning agents meant for cleaning the floor and not your lungs,

maybe it is not so surprising after all."

 

So what can we do to protect ourselves or reduce this pollution?

We have compiled five easy ways to make the air in our homes cleaner.

 

1) avoid using products containing 

Chlorine, also known as bleach, 

Benzalkonium,  

Parabens, 

Ammonia from cleaning sprays, 

EDTA 

Phthalates 

SLS (Sodium lauryl sulfate)

Most fragranced products

Solvent-based products

Products with warning labels

Products with no ingredients list

 

 If you don't want to part with your cleaning products, you can place them in an airtight container and store them in a closed storeroom. Or completely get rid of them and switch to a natural, non-toxic cleaning solution like Yellowbees.

 

2) open your windows more often when outdoor air pollution is the Lowest.

Nothing beats fresh outdoor air! So, open your window several times a day or even leaving windows open while you are away from your home can be beneficial.

 

3) use frankincense essential oil or burn frankincense on a burner to cleanse the air.

Frankincense has been shown to trap pollutants and has been used for centuries to cleanse out negative energy.

 

4) use indoor plants but make sure you clean their leaves and maintain them

well, otherwise, they will harbour dust.

 

5) avoid all sprays; using air freshening sprays may eliminate the odour, but you will also be inhaling particles released in the form of invisible vapour. These particles could react with other compounds in the air to form harmful substances not meant for your lungs.

Professor Holgate- an adviser to the British lung foundation, says. "Spraying stuff in the air... they're going to be suspended for long periods, and they are going to be breathed in."

 

As consumers, we are getting more educated about the products we use on our body or in our homes.

At Yellowbees, our foundation is to provide clean and safe products. 

Our rules are

  1. Make effective products. Who needs a product that does not do what it's meant to do!
  2. It should not contain ingredients associated with long-term health problems or pollute our homes and environment.
  3. We do not follow the footsteps of brands that don't care about the well-being of their customers.

Like you, we are troubled by big brands using all sorts of ingredients in products we use every day. We developed Yellowbees firstly for ourselves because we got tired of the unhealthy alternatives. We would not allow harmful products in our homes, and you shouldn't either.

If you are like us and feel it's wrong to stick to unhealthy products, then consider switching to Yellowbees wood and leather care today.

We use 100% recycled plastic bottles and glass jars. Meaning we are not introducing new plastic and reusing plastic that would otherwise be sitting in landfills.

We use natural and safe ingredients that are not harmful to us and the environment.

Make the switch to toxic free today!


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