You might not know this, but your furniture can also trigger your allergy. Dust can settle on your favourite couch or chair and cause constant sneezing or kick-start your allergy. Make sure you vacuum your upholstery regularly and if possible, get professionals to give your upholstery a thorough deep clean once in 6 months at least. Regular cleaning will get rid of dust, pet dander and other allergens.
Do not buy furniture made from manufactured wood or chipboard since they might contain formaldehyde (a chemical that emits a colorless gas) that can irritate the airways of your lungs.
Room fresheners are our go-to options when we want to get rid of the musty smell at home or want to eliminate traces of smoking. But, did you know that room freshener contains ethylene-based glycol ethers, phthalates, terpenes and other harmful chemicals? They not only trigger an allergy attack but if inhaled over a long period of time can be harmful to your health. Stop using air fresheners and instead buy a diffuser and use essential oils, which contain natural ingredients and have a great fragrance as well.
If you are someone who has asthma or are suffering from allergies, then you should seriously consider getting an air purifier to improve the quality of air in your home. What does an air purifier do? It filters pollutants and allergens like smoke, mould, dust, pollen and bacteria. A clean and well-ventilated home along with an air purifier will drastically reduce the number of allergens and make your life a lot easier.
Be smart and invest in a smart air purifier today!