How Indoor Air Quality Impacts Your Nursery
New parents have quite a bit to worry about when they bring home their brand-new babies. However, one thing that many don’t think about is the indoor air quality in their Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, homes. Air quality can impact infants more than it impacts adults because their bodies haven’t been exposed to allergens and contaminants. Protect your little one by making sure the air in your home is clean and healthy.
Keep It Clean
Poor indoor air quality is caused by dirt and other contaminants getting into the air you breathe. When you leave the windows open, allergens can come in from outside and get recirculated in your home’s HVAC system. Over time, these contaminants can start to build up in the ducts, causing the air quality to worsen. Having the ducts cleaned regularly is an easy way to make sure your baby isn’t breathing in poor quality indoor air. A professional HVAC technician can take care of the duct cleaning or sealing service.
It’s also important to keep your home clean and free of excess dust, dirt, and debris. Avoid thick carpeting that can trap allergens, and get rid of knick-knacks that tend to collect dust. Wash the baby’s bedding regularly in hot water to kill any potential allergens.
Volatile Organic Compounds
Many parents get ready for their new arrival by preparing the nursery with a fresh coat of paint, new carpeting, and other new additions. However, some of these substances contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can impact your baby’s health. Check the label on the paint you choose to make sure it doesn’t contain VOCs or give off harmful odors. Products that do contain VOCs can give them off for years.
Use an Air Purifier
If you’re still worried about the air your new baby is breathing, consider adding a tabletop air purifier in the nursery. These units can remove up to 99.9 percent of contaminants from the air.
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