The Kitchen, where food is stored and cooking takes place, should always be kept clean and tidy, free from dust and pests that may contaminate the food. But the kitchen should not be the only place that must be well kept. The home, in general, should be kept clean and tidy.
Broom or vacuum? Dust mop or Swiffer? Many have been trying to figure out the best way to get rid of dust. There’s a real reason to get serious about the stuff. One is to prevent dust mites. To read more about pests follow this link: https://www.eltaqwa-co.com/pest-control-jeddah
A new study from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Environmental Protection Agency suggests that the residues of flame retardant chemicals in essentials like mattresses and TV’s are showing up in household dust. Scientists found these chemicals known as polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE’s) in dusts they took sample of.
As of now no one knows whether PBDE’s can hurt you. But their structure is strikingly similar to that of PVBs, which are suspected of causing cancer and can definitely alter human development. Some PBDEs are banned in most part of Europe. The good news is that some simple changes can really make a difference in your indoor-air quality.
Here are some suggestions:
- Vacuum and dust regularly. Once or twice a week is ideal.
- Use a vacuum with a high-efficiency particulate air, or HEPA filters. Also try to avoid sweeping which only circulates dust.
- Put used vacuum filters in a bag and close to tightly before discarding.
- Try to avoid touching the filters with your hands.
Open your windows as soon as the weather allows it. Including the times when you’re vacuuming.
- Don’t bother using ionizing or ion-generating stand alone air purifiers. Recent research shows they’re unlikely to reduce particle concentrations
and may generate ozone, a respiratory irritant.
- Go easy on air conditioning when you turn it on and close your windows, it keeps fresh air from getting in.
- When planning to get upholstered furniture or carpet, try to buy cotton or if not get wool products. They contain no PBDE’s and are also fire resistant.
This also minimizes your risk to the PBDE-laden material, It is advisable not to reupholster furniture that have foam