Mums, did you know that your homes could be suffering from indoor air pollution? Entrepreneur and mum to sons aged 2 and 4, Tjin Lee shares her experience.
Video shared with Tjin Lee’s permission.
The views and opinions shared in this video are Tjin Lee’s own.
When you think of air pollution, what comes to mind? Perhaps it may churn up images of smoke being emitted from factories and vehicles, or the haze that ominously envelops Singapore during the dry season.
What many don’t relate air pollution with is their own homes. Yes, you read it right–your own home sweet home! In fact, most of us strongly believe that home is the most secure and healthy environment for our little ones. However, it might not always be the case.
What is indoor air pollution?
Indoor air pollution refers to the deterioration of air quality1 because of indoor air pollutants. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) – the air quality inside and around buildings and structures – is important as it affects the health of those occupying these spaces. Household pollutants can affect the IAQ leading to various health problems.
Research2 suggests that there are at least sixty household sources of air pollution that differ from country to country. The WHO also published a list of gases of concern that can be found in the home – these include formaldehyde which can be emitted from materials in furniture and flooring, and benzene which can be released by burning scented candles, for example. Apart from these, a few other significant indoor air pollutants include:
- Indoor tobacco smoking
- Construction material used in building houses
- Fuel used for cooking, heating, lighting
- Use of incense, artificial fragrances
- Use of mosquito repellents, pesticides
- Use of home-cleaning chemicals
Tjin Lee’s experience
Tjin shared with us that she had suffered from dust allergies throughout her childhood and so, she’s now conscious of ensuring an allergy-free home for her family.
Tjin loves to spend lots of time with her little ones, engaging in their favourite activities, be it indoors or outdoors.
Going by her childhood experience, however, Tjin always worried about her children’s health and as they were growing up, she noticed that they kept falling sick often. Realising the importance of indoor air quality, she took measures to keep it as clean as possible.
Along with taking other precautions, Tjin looks to the Dyson Pure Cool Link to purify the air inside her home. Having used it for a while, she feels that her kids seem to fall sick less often. She’s even able to monitor her home’s indoor air quality from wherever she is with the Dyson Link app!
So mums, indoor air pollution is a reality and just like Tjin Lee, you can resolve it easily and efficiently!
Get to know more about the Dyson Pure Cool Link here.
1Indoor Air Quality. Retrieved on 15th September 2017 from https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/introduction-indoor-air-quality
2Statistics about indoor air pollution. Retrieved on 15th September 2017 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5089137/