In the UK, we spend on average 90% of our time indoors, where air pollution is typically 2-5x worse than outdoors.

After you read this article, the first thing you should do is open a window. The main reason air quality is worse indoors is becuse of poor ventilation. As air pollution is at its lowest level in a decade, you should be making the most of it and get some good clean air flowing through your home.

Air pollution affects us all. It is slowly but surely degrading our respiratory system, therfore reducing our ability to fight infection and illness.

800,000 deaths per year in Europe are caused by air pollution – more than smoking.

In the short-term, poor air quality results in reduced energy levels. As well as nasal congestion, headaches and dizziness. It is also the leading cause of the rapid rise in asthma rates.

Children’s bedrooms often have the poorest air quality

Shockingly, research has shown the worst air quality in the home is usually found in children’s bedrooms.

Due to a combination of cleaning products, new furniture, fresh paint and plastic toys. These release potentially damaging toxins into the air, which are breathed in by the most vulnerable and precious members of our families.

Importantly, schools are also now trying to improve their indoor air quality. A central London school with poor air quality, found that by painting a classroom with Airlite’s air purifying paint, it had a 95% lower NO2 concentration than the classroom next door.

Poor air quality will return after lockdown

As we emerge from lockdown, many of us will treasure memories of skies blissfully free from aeroplanes and the dawn chorus uninterrupted by the roar of cars. As well as walks in noticeably fresher and cleaner air. Sadly, as already seen in China, the high levels of air pollution will return.

Legislation and responsible corporations have begun the seismic shift, much needed to clean the atmosphere. Meanwhile, we must look at limiting indoor sources of air pollution and start employing ways of actively cleaning the air in our homes and workplaces.

Opening the windows will soon not be an attractive option so active air purification. Especially for the most vulnerable, it is critical to make changes.

NASA has published a list of the best air cleaning plants. There are a multitude of electric air purifiers on the market and now even the possibility of having air purifying paint on your walls.

Written by Tom Faggionato, Chief Operating Office, Airlite and published in the Respiratory Health campaign with Health Awareness:

Airlite is an air purifying, anti-bacterial paint made with 100% natural materials. Airlite requires no electricity, makes no noise and it works for as long as the paint is on the walls. Used by Grosvenor Estate, Bouygues, Mercedes-Benz and Kensington Palace. AirliteHome launches this summer.

Airlite: Cleaner Air, Safer Surfaces, Greener Planet.

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Paint my Home by Bell has been a supporter of Airlite since their new technology arrived in the UK. This is not just paint. Their unique technology brings many benefits to your living wellness including being antipollution, antibacterial, antimould, self cleaning, antiodour & energy saving. We are excited to be working with Airlite to help bring their painting service to homes across the country.

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