Lint, bacteria, mold spores, pet dander, pollen, plant spores and a bunch of other little nasties make up the dust in your home. And if you’re a duster or perform other little household chores like vacuuming or cooking the family meal you can actually add to the concentrations of contaminants floating in the air of your home.
Although minute in stature and actually measured in microns, these particles can vary from being microscopic to actually fairly large. Micron that’s kind of a funny name but do you really know what it is? Well to give you a little hint they tend to be so small that you would have trouble seeing it with the naked eye, unless you really strained and look for it. Probably the easiest comparison for someone to tell how big a micron is is to take a hair from your head and hold it up to the light. That hair would measure almost 70 microns in diameter. Can you imagine how many of these you breathe every day into your lungs. Don’t get me wrong they get there, filtration systems in your nose can only filter out 3 to 5 µ sized particles so they are getting there.
When you breathe these in you become susceptible to infectious diseases and can actually cause allergic reactions. These little bitty pieces of debris have been known to cause things ranging from minor respiratory and eye irritations to the more detrimental been decreased air intake and cancer.
A very good way to reduce these little killers is to simply use better air filters in your home and not only that but to maintain them and change them regularly as most air filters on the market today need to be changed quite frequently. Of course they will all differ and you would need to ensure that you follow the manufacturer’s guidelines on cleaning and replacement air filters.
Although the best way would be to be able to zap them out of the air is simply not possible, so you should take every step necessary in ensuring the health of yourself as well as your family.
Good quality air filters are out there and are easy to find. The problem is most people tend to go the cheaper route while maintaining their air filtration systems. Tip: stop buying those cheap little flimsy blue replacement filters and get a good quality one for your home today.