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Don’t go overboard with candles

Candles and incense can also impact air quality. 

One study in Danish homes found that candles were the main source of indoor pollution.


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Furniture as a source of indoor pollution

Fabrics and certain furnishings are treated with flame retardants, and formaldehyde can be found in some furniture, floorings, and building materials. 

Although we can’t yet confidently identify the extent of any health effects that are caused, we need to establish set...


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Clean with care

Cleaning products and indoor fragrances produce various volatile organic compounds which can be suspended in the air or settle in dust and on surfaces. 

Spray cleaning products close to the surface, then wipe with a dry cloth, then wip...


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Use your log burner sparingly

Open fires and older wood-burning stoves emit a mixture of gases and tiny particles. Burning wet wood is worse than dry, seasoned wood. 

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) recommends burning wood that has a moisture content of less than 20 p...


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Use the back burner

  • Cooking releases particulates into the air, and that levels can remain elevated long after cooking is finished. 
  • Open a window when you cook and use the extractor fan if you have one. 
  • Put the pot on the back burner, where it will ventilate to the fan more efficient...


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Be aware of damp

Help to prevent damp by cleaning away condensation and mold, and ventilating rooms as thoroughly as possible. 

If your windows have trickle vents, keep them open.


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Indoor air pollution is widespread

Indoor air pollution is widespread

It takes many forms, from the tiny particles that are emitted when we cook or clean, to the spores released by mold when it’s damp, and the chemicals that are embedded in our furniture.

Small particles that are inhaled can travel to the...


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Indoor plants

Outdoor studies hint that plants can help provide a barrier against some forms of pollution, but the evidence from indoor studies is still lacking. 

It is not yet knows if specific plants can reduce air pollutants in the home, but they certainly look good and are great for our wellbein...


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