Clean air is one of the most important elements for a healthy life. Pollutants in the air can affect the respiratory system and result in a myriad of health issues – that’s why most of us avoid going outdoors when the air quality is poor. But did you know that pollutants can also be present indoors and sometimes the air indoors can be more polluted than outdoor air?
That’s right! The confined space and limited ventilation at home combined with dust, allergens, and airborne bacteria and viruses can affect the air quality indoors – and it can be worse if you have pets at home. Eventually, poor indoor air quality can affect your health and that of your loved ones.
What Are The Signs of Poor Indoor Air Quality?
1. Frequently experiencing a blocked nose
Do you find that your nose is frequently blocked, and you need to turn to a nasal spray to relieve the pressure? This could be due to dust and impurities in the air.
2. Having a persistent dry cough
If you’re having a persistent dry cough, it can be another sign that the indoor air quality around you is poor. Not only is coughing frequently an annoyance, but it can also interrupt your work-from-home meetings and affect your work performance.
3. Shortness of breath
Suffering from frequent bouts of shortness of breath can also be an indication of poor indoor air quality. The air might be littered with fine dust that is invisible to the naked eye, but it can affect the respiratory system and cause shortness of breath.
4. Itchy eyes, nose and ears
Another sign of poor indoor air is having itchy red eyes, runny nose and itchy ears. Allergens and fine dust in the air can irritate the eyes, nose and ears leading to redness and an itchy sensation. One quick fix to improve ventilation at home is to open the windows and let outdoor air in. But sadly, there’s no guarantee that the outdoor air quality is better.
5. Frequent sneezing
While it is perfectly normal for people to sneeze occasionally, if you find yourself sneezing often during a short period of time, it could be due to the fine dust in your home. Pet owners might be more prone to this as pet dander can trigger a sneezing fit or worsen allergies.
6. Feeling itchy all over
Got an itch? That itch you’re feeling might not be a mosquito bite. The itchy sensation you’re feeling all over your body could be due to air pollutants that are clogging pores on your skin, leading to itchiness even after you’ve taken a shower.
With so many health concerns arising from polluted air, we need to choose the most efficient and effective way to provide our family with cleaner air.There are several health benefits to be gained when we breathe clean air including:
So, how do you enjoy these benefits at home? An easy and effective way to improve the air quality in your home is to choose a high-quality air purifier that works hard to improve the air quality indoors for you and your loved ones – just like the Atmosphere SKY or MINI.
With its effective 3-stage air treatment system, Amway’s Atmosphere SKY and Atmosphere MINI are efficient air purifiers that filter up to 99.99% of particles as small as 0.0024 microns from the air. The Atmosphere SKY is great for larger spaces such as the living room or studio apartments, while the Atmosphere MINI is more suited to smaller spaces such as the bedrooms or kid’s playroom.
Considering the importance of good health, especially during these trying times, it is recommended to use air purifiers to improve the air quality indoors as they reduce air-borne contaminants, bacteria, and viruses. So, enjoy peace of mind every day with the powerful Atmosphere SKY and Atmosphere MINI Air Treatment systems that help purify the air in your home throughout the day.
The Atmosphere SKY Air Treatment System is the world’s no.1 selling air treatment product for homes.*
*Based on a Verify Markets study of 2019 global sales revenue.