Many substances harmful to human health pollute the air in your home. Here are some sources responsible for this pollution.
The substances responsible for indoor air pollution are diverse and far more numerous than outdoors.
These harmful products greatly deteriorate the quality of the ambient air in your home and represent a real danger to your health.
The most amazing cause of indoor air pollution
According to a recent study by ADEME (Agence de l’environnement et de la maîtrise de l’énergie), toxic substances such as formaldehyde or benzene are present in indoor air fresheners such as sprays, scented candles and incense. By masking odours, they add pollution and are an aggravating factor in respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases and cancers.
The most common sources of indoor air pollution
- Heating appliances emit carbon monoxide, a deadly, colourless and odourless gas.
- Building materials or DIY products (glues, paints) contain VOCs (volatile organic compounds), some of which are carcinogenic.
- Your pet or plants are the first sources of biological pollution in a house. The cause: the allergens released and the pesticides used.
The best ways to preserve your health
Ventilate your home to renew the ambient air and place activated carbon air purifiers that will absorb VOCs