Dr SugataPyne, Manager Smart Metabolic Anti-Aging Centre 

Pollution is something in the air we breathe, but there is evidence that physical clutter may contribute to indoor pollution. Seeming that a lot of our time is spent indoors, it may be worthwhile to invest some time decluttering our homes to make the air we breathe cleaner.

Certain heavy metals remain suspended in the air as pollutants. Overtime, they enter into the bloodstream, QBVBV playing havoc with our systems and nutrition. Check the level of metal toxicity with the Oligoscan at Smart Metabolic Anti-Aging Centre. And take corrective steps to not only to gradually eliminate metals from your environment but also chelate them from your body.

The simple mop and duster won’t do the trick anymore. More than 40,000 dust termites live in each ounce of dust so a vacuuming with a HEPA (High efficiency particulate arrester), capable of capturing more than 99% of particulate matter may be your best bet.

Almost all of us require our room to be equipped with the things we require – no matter how frequently we use them. The science of decluttering however, recommends a sparse and simple bedroom. The lesser the number of products, the lesser is the amount of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC), released by them to pollute your room. Within the home, perfumes, air fresheners, cosmetics, incense sticks, candles, pets are the highest emitters of VOCs inside the home.

There is a lesson to be learnt from the Hindu traditions of yore about inner cleanliness, a simple act of removing your shoes and keeping separate indoor footwear  before entering the house can go a long way in preventing muck, filth, toxins, and dust from entering the house.

Maintaining a house may in fact cause more pollution – even if it feels cleaner. Products like varnish and paint emit pollutants that remain suspended in the air for days. So is the case with most cleaning products.Even the best ones, can cause a 24-32% higher risk of progressive lung disease. Use ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and borax instead.

Dry cleaning might be cleaning your clothes but it seriously pollutes the air and can affect your skin over time with the use of perchloroethylene (perc). It is recommended to air out dry cleaned clothes before putting them in a cupboard.

Living in highly polluted, urban environments is making our lungs work over time, but it is imperative to give them 8-10 hours of clean air to strengthen them. Air purifiers are your go to solution for that. But even the most advanced air purifiers with ‘Active filtration’ of pollutants, will not remove carbon monoxide emitted while breathing. So while, we have to keep the door and windows closed, open them once in a while to allow CO2 to escape.



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