Imagine waking up in a murky room, so hazy you can’t see a thing. Each turn you make seems endless and each blink tears up your eye. Breathing is difficult and every single time you try to inhale, you cough and it’s hurting you. You cover your nose to filter the air you breathe, but it doesn’t work, hence, it feels like everything you do is not helping. You try to stand but couldn’t move for each little move you make, weakens you. So, you stay there, coughing, eyes tearing, grasping for air – suffocating. And then you suddenly remember that it shouldn’t be like this, your indoor air should not suffocate you.
We know allergies are caused by allergens and other air pollutants. But to the naked eye, allergens and air pollutants are not easily seen and some are invisible. The only time we know that allergens and air pollutants have entered our body is when we sneeze and/or get sick. Sneezing too much is not healthy, it’s suffocating, and it can cause a lot of muscle strain and bone problems.
We tend to only believe what our eyes see, what our ears hear, and what our bodies can feel. This is very common for our body senses connect us to the environment and it is through our senses the environment communicates with us.
The question is, why should our air quality matter specifically indoor air? How can we achieve a clean air for all?
Answering these questions would be easier if we know what we are dealing with. Indeed, there are a lot of air pollutants that we can’t see, but if we know what we’re fighting against with and how to eradicate these pollutants, then clean air for all is possible and attainable.
Unless you intend to wake up in a foggy room in a smoggy environment, let us all try to remember that fighting against these air pollutants is possible and knowing what to eliminate is the first step. Understand that air pollutants come off from everywhere and everything.
Have your indoor air quality checked first to know what are the air pollutants you need to eradicate. Remember, there is more than what meets the naked eye.