Dust, microscopic particles that accumulate in the air and settle on surfaces, is something you may not notice until you look closely. However, once you observe dust’s presence, its impact becomes apparent. Dust can cause allergic reactions, trigger asthma attacks and even lead to infections when it’s made up of bacteria or a virus like the influenza virus.
In addition to being a nuisance, dust also has the potential to cause serious health problems if left unchecked. This includes allergens such as pet dander, which is present in all homes with pets. The following article lists some simple ways to remove dust from the air at home.
Plants are great for absorbing dust, so placing some around your home can help reduce the amount of dust in the air. Some plants with particularly high levels of benefits include spider plants, Aloe Vera and bamboo plants.
While plants are great, they are not a substitute for properly managing indoor air pollution levels. They will certainly help, but they are not a magic bullet.
Reduce Sources of Air Pollution
If you are regularly exposed to things like tobacco smoke, exhaust fumes, paint fumes, perfume, cleaning products, or incense, you may want to consider reducing the situation as best you can.
Open the windows regularly and use exhaust fans in your kitchen and bathroom to remove and filter out these pollutants. If you are regularly surrounded by a certain type of pollution, you may also be able to reduce it better by wearing a mask or respirator.
Air filtration systems have been used for decades in many industries, such as hospitals and aerospace, to remove dust and contaminants from the air. In recent years, filtration systems have begun to be used in homes for the same purpose, and with equally impressive results.
There are a wide variety of filtration systems available, ranging from large, centralized systems that clean the air in a large home or commercial building, to small, portable systems that can be used in a single room.
The advantages of air filtration systems are many. They include the ability to clean the air in any room they are installed in, reduction in allergy symptoms, reduction in dust in the air, reduction in odors, reduction in pollutants and chemicals in the air, and reduction in noise pollution.
Vacuum And Dust Regularly
It may seem obvious, but regular vacuuming and dusting can go a long way toward reducing the amount of dust in your home. However, you will want to be careful to choose the right tools to do this.
Most regular vacuum cleaners use a rotating brush that can actually increase the amount of dust in the air, not reduce it. HEPA vacuum cleaners are designed to reduce this amount of dust in the air. Regularly cleaning other surfaces like your computer keyboard, phone, bed sheets, and so on can also help reduce the amount of dust in the air.
Open The Windows Regularly
While it may not seem like a good idea at first, keeping your windows open regularly can reduce the amount of dust in your home.
You may want to restrict this to times when the outside air quality is good or on a windy day when the dust outside will be blown away. Keep in mind that doing this may also increase the amount of noise pollution in your home, which may not be an ideal trade off.
Keep Your Pets Groomed
Another way to reduce the amount of pet dander in your home is to keep your pets regularly groomed. Regularly vacuuming your pet and keeping their fur trimmed and/or shaved down can help reduce the amount of dander in the air.
Regularly changing the litter box and washing your pet’s bed and other items regularly will also reduce the amount of dander and other allergens in the air.
Use an Air Purifier
Air purifiers are appliances that are designed to remove dust and other pollutants from the air. They come in a wide variety of types, ranging from small units that sit on a table or desk to large central units that clean the air in an entire building.
There are a number of things to consider when buying an air purifier. First, you will want to consider the size of the room or rooms you want to clean. Most air purifiers come in different sizes. Second, you will want to consider the amount of noise pollution the purifier produces.
There are two types of noise pollution that pollutants emit: audible and low-frequency noise. Air purifiers can reduce both types of noise pollution.
Beeswax candles are a great way to reduce indoor pollution and the amount of dust in the air. Additionally, they can be used as a source of light, which helps reduce the amount of electrical pollution in your home.
While there is no definitive study that shows that beeswax candles help reduce indoor pollution, they do have a lower burning temperature than other candle types. This can help reduce the amount of CO2 released into the air from burning fuels. However, as with air purifiers, there is no definitive study that shows that beeswax candles help reduce indoor pollution.
Use Low VOC Furnishings
Finally, you can reduce the amount of pollution in your home by purchasing low VOC (volatile organic compound) furniture. VOCs are a major source of indoor pollution, and many of the common types found in furniture and other household goods are known to be harmful to human health. Reducing the amount of VOCs in your home can help reduce allergies, migraine headaches, asthma symptoms, and general health issues.
It can also help reduce the amount of dust in the air. VOCs can be found in a wide variety of common household goods, including paints, cleaning products, adhesives, and furniture. You can find products labeled low VOC or zero VOC to reduce their presence in your home.