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The effects of indoor air pollution on health
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The effects of indoor air pollution on your health

Indoor air pollution has several sources and causes, which can be dangerous for our health. What are they and how can the indoor air be purified?

  • Indoor air pollution in your homes
  • Sources of pollution that affect your health
    - VOCs, Volatile Organic Compounds
    - Combustion fumes
    - Formaldehyde
    - Animal hair
    - Cigarette smoke
    - External sources such as pollen and vehicle exhaust
  • How to fight indoor air pollution?
    - Clean the house frequently
    - Change the air often
    - Consider purchasing an air purifier
  • Air purifier: how does it work?
  • Natede Smart, the ideal air purifier for your indoor air
    - Natede Smart monitors the air and provides the quality of your air via app

Indoor air pollution in your homes

Our home is a place very dear to each of us: it represents the place where we feel safe, we can enjoy our days and relax without any external tension.

And of course, it must also represent a healthy and clean place, so that in addition to our emotional well-being, our physical well-being is also protected.

Unfortunately, however, a big problem that afflicts almost all homes in the world is the lack of good air quality: often, many homes can have up to 5 times more polluted air than the outside air.

And this is a problem that inevitably affects our health: breathing and our well-being are closely linked.

Nothing is more essential than the air we breathe

Pollution in our homes can have different causes and sources, many of which are known, but many others are really imperceptible or even invisible.

The air you breathe can be contaminated by even the most harmless products, such as a carpet or a candle.

It seems almost impossible but even the products you use to clean your home could be among the worst sources of pollution.

sources of pollution that affect our health

Sources of pollution that affect your health

But let's see together what are the sources that can endanger the health of your home. Common causes of indoor air pollution include:

VOCs, Volatile Organic Compounds

Volatile Organic Compounds can be from carpets, cleaning products and air fresheners. Some examples are xylene, toluene or benzene.

They are really dangerous for our health if we find them in quantities even minimally above the safety levels established by the World Health Organization.

Combustion fumes

The fumes that come from the wood level of fireplaces or stoves contain carbon monoxide (CO) which is a highly dangerous gas for our health, and can even be lethal if they exceed a certain threshold.

The peculiarity of CO is that it is odorless so it is really very difficult to understand when its levels are too high. And often when the levels have reached too high a threshold we run into physical problems such as lack of clarity, fatigue or fainting.

Formaldehyde

Mainly contained in construction materials and insulation, formaldehyde is a gas that is harmful to health, even labeled as a carcinogen by the World Health Organization.

Excessive exposure can lead to irritation of the nose, mouth and eyes, as well as more annoying symptoms such as cough and skin irritation.

Animal hair

Unfortunately, even our four-legged friends, if the house is not properly cleaned, can become accomplices of indoor pollution. In fact, their hairs are deposited on different surfaces, even ending up in the air and can even be breathed by us.

Breathing them means subjecting our body to an irritation, especially in those subjects who are allergic to hair. an animal despite being allergic

It is very important to avoid this situation as much as possible which can in some cases lead to asthma attacks, allergies and irritation to the eyes and nose.

Cigarette smoke

It is now unanimously recognized worldwide: smoking is extremely harmful to our health. Smoking, whether from cigarettes or cigarettes, brings with it an enormous amount of dangers, even fatal, for our health and physical integrity.

Smoking outside, as long as it is still wrong for your health, is a necessary choice, because smoking inside risks not only greatly aggravating the healthiness of our home (at least not allowing us to breathe clean air inside), but it even endangers the people who live with us, especially children.

There is no safe level of exposure to smoke because any level is harmful to our bodies.

The best choice in these cases is one: to quit smoking. And if so, smoke only outside the home and never indoors.

External sources such as pollen and vehicle exhaust

Unfortunately, the causes of pollution are not only inside our homes, but can also come from the outside.

In fact, two of the main irritating causes for ours are pollen in the winter seasons and vehicle exhaust fumes if you live in a busy area, very exposed to urban smog.

How to fight indoor air pollution?

Having become aware of these sources and their dangers, the question arises: how can we get rid of these pollutants?

There are some small important gestures to do to ensure clean and safe air every day. Which can be divided into 3 main factors:

Clean the house frequently

Regularly cleaning your home will allow you to have a controlled and healthy environment.

However, we recommend that you avoid using chemical and artificial products too frequently, as these, if abused, can also be harmful to you and your family.

Try using natural products like vinegar, lemon, or baking soda to clean the surfaces in your home. Avoid products that contain chemicals, artificial fragrances, or other products with toxic ingredients.

And to get rid of the dust at home, the best thing is to use aerostatic cloths that capture the dust without resorting to the use of "dust-eating" sprays that can pollute the room with harmful substances.

change the air often

Change the air often

Ensuring a continuous exchange of air throughout the day is important for your environment, as well as refreshing your home.

Opening the windows several times a day becomes essential to ensure a fresh, renewed flow of air and to ensure that the air does not stagnate and becomes heavy to breathe.

However, a major problem is for those who live in cities or very polluted areas outside, such as cities or close to large traffic flows that do not allow the air to be exchanged effectively: in fact it could even get worse by bringing the smog of the city into the house.

What can be done in this case? Are there alternative solutions to ensure that our family members and, in particular our children, have protected and clean air? Yes, the solution exists: you can use an air purifier!

Consider purchasing an air purifier

Air purifiers are an excellent ally because they are created specifically to fight pollutants inside your home and ensure indoor air free of irritants or harmful substances.

If you don't know what an air purifier is, don't worry: it's much simpler and more intuitive than you think.

We will explain it to you immediately!

Air purifier: how does it work?

A solution to permanently guarantee a healthy indoor environment with clean air is undoubtedly the use of air purifiers.

Air purifiers are devices that collect the air from the house and convey it to their internal filter, to return it to the outside free of impurities and pollutants that are harmful to humans.

There are different solutions on the market and each has its own characteristics. Air purifiers differ in price, filter, size, purifying capacity and their effectiveness on certain categories of pollutants.

The solution we propose is called Natede Smart: a natural and 100% sustainable air purifier that purifies and monitors the air in your home thanks to sophisticated technology.

Natede Smart: the ideal air purifier for your indoor air

There are different solutions on the market and each has its own characteristics. Air purifiers differ in price, filter, size, purifying capacity and their effectiveness on certain categories of pollutants.

The most famous and effective alternatives are PCO purifiers and HEPA purifiers.

Vitesy has chosen to exploit PCO technology because it is considered the most cutting-edge and eco-sustainable alternative on the market.

In fact, the solution we propose is called Natede Smart: an IoT air purifier capable of combining 3 extraordinary principles such as Nature, Technology, and Design in a single device.

The creation of our Natede Smart started from a NASA study, according to which some types of plants are able to purify the air thanks to their growing substrate. In Natede's technology, this phyto-purifying power of plants is enhanced by the PCO system, that is, thanks to the photocatalysis process.

Photocatalysis differs from competitors because it provides a filter that does not block pollutants, but rather eliminates them. Thanks to a particular chemical reaction that occurs between the action of the LEDs and the tungsten trioxide (WO3) that covers the ceramic filter, it is possible to obtain extraordinary results by eliminating:

  • Virus
  • Bacteria
  • VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds)
  • Fine Powders
  • CO
  • Nitrogen oxides (NOx)

Furthermore, this type of photocatalytic filter is perennial, meaning that it does not need to be replaced, but simply rinsed under water 1 or 2 times a year.

natede smart

Natede Smart and the app to monitor air quality

In addition to the purification part, Natede Smart is equipped with an air monitoring system that uses sophisticated sensors that allows, through its "Vitesy Hub" app, to check in real time the values ​​of:

  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • VOC (volatile organic compounds)
  • Fine Powders
  • CO2 (carbon dioxide)

Thus allowing people to be more aware of the quality of their indoor air.

The safety and healthiness of your air is a factor that allows you to live a much more peaceful life, without the thought of breathing impurities and triggering health problems or having to give up psychophysical well-being in your home.

Buy Natede Smart now to enjoy the benefits of clean, light and safe air.