With all the hustle and bustle that comes with having a precious baby, something that probably has slipped though the cracks is thinking about your baby’s bedroom air quality. We get it, it’s not as fun as picking out a new crib and all its accessories but before deciding on a theme and picking out the perfect shade of paint, start with these tips!
If your paint can doesn’t say “No VOCs and No Odor”, leave it on the shelf! Paints containing these harmful chemicals can expose your newborn to unnecessary toxins which can lead to respiratory illness or other medical conditions. Scary, right?
If you can avoid carpet, DO! All carpet types and textures harbor tons of environmental allergens, some less than others, but either way, dust mites and molds can pile up! If there is no way around carpet, purchase a vacuum that has a HEPA filter. This will help reduce allergen build up by roughly 99.7% (depending on brand).
Even when it comes to the furniture that will be in the baby’s room, look for natural and chemical-free. Some newer furniture contains gases such as formaldehyde which has been linked to cause cancer. If the description says “pressed wood” or “heavy lacquers” again, leave it on the shelf.
Put purchasing a whole home filter on your to-do list! Invest in one that is heavy duty that will capture below the .3 micron level. To learn more about a quality filter visit www.enviroairefilter.com ! There you can check out how filters work and the overall health benefits!
Clean the window-sills! Excess moisture can lead to fungal growth! Yuck. What is even more gross is the most common mold found in a bedroom is Cladosporium, which can become airborne causing poor air quality for you and your newborn!
Did You Know? Did you know that the quality of the air inside your home can be two to five times more polluted than the worst outdoor air?
If you are interested in improving your indoor air quality in your whole home, consider EnviroAire UV! EnviroAire UV is a fully integrated whole home air purification system that works 24/7 to keep your home’s air clean and breathable.
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