Can Air Pollution Cloud Mental Health?
There is little debate about the correlation between polluted air and physical health issues. Countless studies have show that people living in an environment where the air is polluted are at a significantly higher risk of developing respiratory disease. However recent studies have shown that there are also links between air pollution and poor mental health.
There are a range of things you can do inside the home to improve air quality and promote overall wellbeing.
The evidence comes from a number of studies conducted across the world. One particular study tracked the same people over time, and found that changes in the air quality of these people’s neighbourhoods correlated with changes in their self-reported happiness.
Overall, the research suggests that efforts to reduce mental illness should consider addressing not only individual characteristics and factors in the social environment, but also facets of the physical environment such as air pollution.
Unfortunately, in many parts of the world, poor air quality outside the home is out of control for individuals. However, there are a range of things you can do inside the home to improve air quality and promote overall wellbeing.
1. Indoor plants
Indoor plants can act to purify and rejuvenate air within our houses over a long period of time. It’s suggested that you have at least one plant per 100 square feet of home for efficient air cleaning to be accomplished. Two of the best plants known to filter toxins from the air are Peace Lilies and Lady Palms.
2. Salt Lamps
A salt lamp is a great natural air purifier. While they might not fit into everyone’s home decor, salt crystals can act to reduce airborne irritants, pathogens and allergens by pulling water vapour out of the air.
3. Activated Charcoal
Another way to purify the air in your home is with activated charcoal, also referred to as active carbon. It’s odourless, highly-absorptive and works wonders to eliminate fine particles from the air, however, using an air purifier with activated charcoal also comes with the risk of creating secondary pollution if filters are not changed regularly.
4. Sensori+ home fragrance
Spraying Sensori+ in your home instantly acts to eliminate the harmful toxins.
Our ChlorosPURE® formula works on over 100 types of airborne toxins and odour substances to neutralise odours, eliminate toxins and refresh your space.
Read more about the Science Behind Sensori+.
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