Having the freshest environment possible in your home—especially your kitchen—can help you breathe better in your home. Inside air can become poisonous via pollutants from everyday activities. Kitchen cabinets can emit substances such as formaldehyde, and some forms of seating upholstery and particle board furniture can, too. Carbon monoxide may be created by gas ranges that are not operating properly. Particulate matter from debris and other residue in the air can also create problems.
Make sure your indoor air is free of toxic buildup from common pollutants by following the three strategies outlined below.
Ventilate to Remove Toxic Air
Investing in proper kitchen ventilation and careful control of the substances you use in your kitchen can improve the air in your home and support your health. Being conscious of the types of cleaning products you use can help you choose the best solutions. You’ll be better able to keep your indoor world a fresh one.
A well-designed ventilation system in your kitchen is a great start. It can help you avoid issues such as biological growth from occurring near your kitchen range. Having a cleaner environment can also help reduce toxin buildup. An effective exhaust system is a wise kitchen addition to your home.
Whatever type of air clearing equipment you choose, keep it clean naturally to alleviate the effects of fumes in your environment. Home appliance providers are always updating products to better serve your needs. You can choose from a variety of range hood styles, for example. Research the best, easiest to clean, low-noise ventilation systems. While researchers such as Jennifer Logue have suggested changes to building codes so that range hoods are mandatory, you can update your kitchen accordingly. High-quality ventilation systems have the potential to prevent dangerous carbon monoxide accumulations.
Reduce Toxic Load From Cleaning Supplies
The various toxic chemicals we encounter during our lifetime come mainly via the air that we breathe and the surfaces we come into contact with. We noted above how certain kitchen appliances can produce dangerous levels of pollution, including deadly carbon monoxide.
The cleaning products you use in the kitchen can also contain toxins, too. Seeking food-safe products to keep your kitchen clean can also enable you to maintain a kitchen environment free of irritants. Read the labels on every product introduced to your home. Even ingredients labeled natural could cause respiratory distress in people with allergies.
Improve Your Kitchen’s Indoor Air Quality
Keep humidity levels below 50 percent in your kitchen by taking the following measures: Use exhaust fans when cooking with your range. When possible, keep kitchen windows open to allow fresh air from the outdoors to enter the space.
Consciously Clean Living
Below are some other areas you should address to create a cleaner kitchen space:
- Address issues with biological growth in the kitchen promptly.
- Repair leaky faucets and plumbing fixtures.
- Keep food well-stored in airtight containers to avoid contamination.
With the tips above, you’ll be able to enjoy peace of mind whether you’re relaxing in the kitchen with friends or entertaining family with a spread of barbecue dinner delights. A clean, healthy kitchen can make a great space for gatherings.
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