Why is indoor air quality important?
It's necessary to overcome the idea that technology and nature can’t get along. This is the time to realize technology can help making life better and safer. How? For example, learning from nature how to clean your indoor air and how to make your home and office healthier places.
We spend more than 90% of our time indoor
With and the majority of us ignoring that the air in our home or office can be up to 5-times more polluted than the outdoors.
Can you believe it? We all know outdoor air pollution is one of the major global health problems. But, consider for a moment how concentrated the air is in indoor environments, and the fact that most pollutants affecting indoor air quality come from sources inside buildings: smoke, heating, cooking, fireplaces, but also cleaning supplies, paints and other chemical products we use every day produce pollution which remains inside the room where we live.
Indoor air pollution can be very dangerous to our health
Health conditions such as respiratory and cardiovascular problems like asthma and heart disease are all being proven to be related to air pollution, especially indoors. Other minor effects can include irritation of the eyes and throat, headaches, fatigue, and even cancer: accordingly to the Report on the Environment on Indoor Air Quality by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the link between common indoor air pollutant and health effect is very well established.
You do deserve a good indoor air quality for you and your family.
What can you do to improve air quality at home?
Buy organic and natural products
If you’re ready for great changes, you could choose products made of organic materials like hemp, cotton or would; you should also replace wood pressed furniture with sustainable ones – those made with bamboo are resistant and durable – and renounce to toxic varnishes and paint. If you want to take it a step further, you can change your old and beloved sofa for one with natural textiles that do not contain flame retardants.
Or, you can start with small changes.
Get more plant everywhere
For example, choosing natural products won’t worsen the cleaning level of your home: they’re equally effective and the don’t pollute at all. Plus, adding plants to your living spaces will greatly increase the quality of the air, while also improving your mood and wellness.
Plus, we all know how cool is a home full of plants!
Surrounding yourself with nature will improve the indoor air quality in your home, as plants eliminate toxins and naturally remove pollutants; plus, when the process of chlorophyll photosynthesis takes places – perhaps it is the only thing we all remember from elementary school – they absorb CO2 while releasing fresh new oxygen. A more attentive choice of indoor plants, focused on their performing characteristics towards air cleaning instead of their aesthetic, can really make the difference.
Use sustainable air purifiers at home
With these quick fixes you will have reduced the toxic overload in your home to a good level; but it is impossible to do it completely just through plants. Dust and fine particulates remain in the air. Then, what?
Air purifiers have seen a huge surge in popularity in recent years, as air pollution around the World keeps getting more and more out of control.
Devices to clean the air like HEPA filters are not something new to the market, but the technology of air purification improved drammatically over the last decade, creating a clear need for more effective and sustainable solutions.
Good news: we developed KORU to do exactly that.
It represents the evolution of nature through technology, since it is able to eliminates 99.97% of viruses, fine particulate matters, and even those annoying odors we all hate; also, it can destroy 93% of volatile organic compounds, which remain invisible to human eye.
By leveraging on the natural power of plants, KORU's technology provides a great solution for an effective air purifier, in a cost-effective and sustainable way; eliminating volatile organic and inorganic compounds and other particulates from indoor air.
As they are very easy to install and very effective in their functioning, air purifiers are taking a great part in the commitment to a greener and more sustainable world, as an eco-friendly approach is becoming normal in many aspects of our lives.
The investment is minimal, the benefits huge.