Where does the dust come from?
We don’t escape dust because it comes from our daily activities. They can come from textile fibres, food residues, animal hair, dust mites, particles emitted by our heating and cooking appliances but also hydrocarbons and pollens directly from the outside air.
Dust is the reflection of our lifestyles! The particles which compose it influence directly the quality of indoor air. The biggest ones tickle the nose and can induce nasopharyngitis whereas the finest ones enter deeply in the organism until bronchioles. The more toxic particles can induce inflammation and respiratory diseases more or less serious according to the degree and frequency of exposition.
The effect of dust on air quality, some examples :
The combustion of cooking appliances creates carbon monoxide dust, a polluting and toxic gas. There are also mould spores and allergens in animal hair. And of course, when we talk about the effect of dust, we spontaneously think of dust mites! These microscopic bugs wallow in the fibers and organic particles of your home. They emit dejections that directly affect indoor air quality.
So, to prevent your cosy nest from turning into a dust nest, you have two options:
- regularly eliminate the incriminated particles. (Clean up!)
- clean the air
Our tips to remove dust and improve indoor air quality
- Regularly remove dust deposited on your furniture by using a damp rather than a dry cloth (retains particles in the cloth).
- For floors, use a vacuum equipped with a HEPA filter (which stands for “High Efficiency Particulate Air”). It is able to filter in a single pass more than 99% of the finest particles.
- Target the dust nests that are textiles and linens: carpets, rugs, but also curtains and chairs to clean and your bedding to change.
Reduce the effect of dust on air quality
Cleaning is one thing, but it does not remove airborne dust particles. Worse, cleaning agents emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), also pollutants and sources of indoor air degradation.
Cleaning your indoor air in depth
- Our air purifier captures VOCs and purifies the air in your home. It acts directly on improving air quality, whatever the pollutants, including dust.
- Don’t forget to aerate: each time you clean (to evacuate VOCs), and generally, twice a day (frequency recommended by the French Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition). Indeed, renew the air purifies your interior of suspended particles.
- To limit pollutants from the outside, wipe your shoes on a mat; don’t keep them inside.
- If you are close to a road, wait for traffic to decrease before aerating.
Between the dust created by your domestic activities and the pollutants coming from outside (link to outside pollution), the most effective solution is still to associate the use of our air purifier with household and daily ventilation. It captures VOCs without consuming energy and without filters to change. It significantly improves indoor air quality.