We think about the importance of keeping the air clear in the outside world We know that air pollution can harm our lungs and shorten our lives. But, we don’t always think about the dangers of the pollution. It can be harmful to the developing respiratory systems of children. W must think about the importance of keeping the indoor air we breathe clean as well. Here are a few reasons on the importance of clean air in the home for children:
If someone in a family has a cold, there is a good chance other family members will catch the cold as well. This likelihood will greatly increase if the family home has a dirty ventilation system. Recirculating old, diseased-filled air can affect the quality of air in a home. The damp and dark environs that prevail in a vent are the perfect breeding ground bacteria. This bacteria is then blown by the air conditioning or heating throughout the home. These diseases can last long past the time the original sufferer has recovered. They can even re-infect family members months later.
Communicable diseases can infest a building. The air must be kept clean. Additionally, indoor pollution can also exacerbate the conditions of children with chronic illnesses. This includes children who suffer from asthma, allergies, and other conditions where their lungs are affected. Allergies can make people uncomfortable. Furthermore, allergens that are allowed to thrive in the ducts of a house can become life threatening. A good cleaning is required to remove them. These same airborne particles will harm the underdeveloped lungs of a child with asthma.
Keeping kids physically active is more difficult than ever in the days of smart devices, video game consoles, and Youtube videos. But, one factor keeping kids from exercising beyond the availability of these distractions is the quality of air. Kids who live in a polluted household will likely feel more tired. This has a cascading effect because the physical activities. A lack of physical activities leads to poor physical health.
So what is the cumulative effect of all of these benefits on your children? As various studies prove, keeping the air clean is associated with a longer and healthier life. In the long term, your efforts to keep the air clear for your kids will result in reduced chances of lung cancer and respiratory illnesses. Furthermore, it will improve your child’s general health and a feeling of wellness. If someone told you that feeding your child a particular meal would help them live a longer life, you would certainly jump prepare the meal for your child. Keeping clean air in your house is exactly that kind of opportunity.
Last, having clean air in the home is not a huge expense. Mostly importantly, it just requires you to make the effort to clean it up. Quality and quantity of life for your children is an awesome reward.