If you’re feeling a little sluggish, it might not be all ofthose holiday cookies. The UnitedStates Environmental Protection Agency reports that fatigue, itchythroats, headache, and dizziness are immediate symptoms of poor indoor airquality (IAQ).
Check your home for signsof poor IAQ. If you find some, don’t worry. There are simple fixes that willhelp you and the environment. We’vecompiled our best tips just for you:
1. Ditch the Aerosols
Although aerosolsare an everyday item for many of us, they are a contributor to poor IAQ. Ifyou’re not ready to toss them, try limiting their effect on your home. Only useyour aerosols by an open window. If the area isn’t by a window, open a onenearby for an hour after use.
2. Keep Shoes by the Door
It’s not just goodmanners! Have you ever seen the bottom of your shoes? Bookmark this page and gotake a look. We’ll wait.
Pretty gross, right? We pick up a lot of dirt, pollen, andchemicals throughout the day that don’t belong in the home. Remove your shoes as soon as you step insideto keep uninvited guests at bay.
3. Become a Plant Parent
It’s time to jointhe succulent trend. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, succulents arefull of health benefits. OneGreen Planet found the best plants for IAQ. Which plant earned the topspot? English Ivy. Studies have shown that English Ivy works to remove benzene,carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, mold, and airborne fecalmatter.
4. Keep Your System in Check
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