Breathing easy this spring
The idea behind spring cleaning is to make your home healthier. You’re removing the dirt, dander and dust particles that have accumulated, as well as organizing everything for a more efficient lifestyle. But it can be easy to forget that cleaning the air is just as important as the rest of the house. Indoor air is two to five times more polluted than outdoor air, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports. And did you know that many of the cleaning supplies that will make your floors, windows and furniture sparkle can actually pollute your indoor air?
Air quality is very important for homeowners. Additionally, some have to worry about health issues like asthma and allergies within the family. Clean indoor air is very important for helping to prevent exposure to triggers like irritants and allergens for children and adults who suffer from these conditions. For those families without these health concerns, clean indoor air should still be a part of the campaign to help your family live as healthily as possible.
Many cleaning products are loaded with chemicals to help sanitize or disinfect. These chemicals might be good for industrial cleaning, but unfortunately, they often aren’t so great for in door air quality at home.
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) reviews and certifies household cleaning products like vacuums and cleaning solutions that are more suitable for people with asthma and allergies, as well as anyone wanting to promote healthy and clean indoor air in their home. The asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Mark is only awarded to cleaning products that meet AAFA’s tough certification standards.
So, as you plan your household spring-cleaning campaign, be sure to consider Certified asthma & allergy friendly products that will clean your house, and help keep your indoor air clean as well. New products are consistently certified and added to www.aafa.org/certified.
This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.