Discover how the walls and ceilings of your home can improve its indoor air quality and your family’s wellbeing
You can vacuum, scrub and wipe the surfaces in your home to keep it spotless – but there’s one area that’s much harder to keep clean and healthy. It’s the indoor air, which can be up to two and a half times more polluted than outside. Fortunately, there’s a clever way to reduce your indoor air pollution – Dulux Better Living Air Clean Biobased paint. To understand how it works, it helps to explore how indoor air pollution is produced.
Causes of indoor air pollution
While there are several factors that can contribute to poor air quality outside, inside your home, one of the biggest sources of indoor air pollution is formaldehyde. It’s part of a group of gases that are referred to as VOCs (volatile organic compound) and is present in a range of common household objects, including furniture and carpet. At room temperature, formaldehyde is emitted from them. You can’t see it in the air but breathing unsafe levels of it in can be bad for our health.
While air purifiers can filter out large particles, such as dust, smoke and pollen, most can’t remove formaldehyde from the air. And while some indoor house plants have been shown to be able to absorb gases, they do so on a small scale compared to the amount of indoor air pollution present in our homes. Which is why Dulux Better Living Air Clean Biobased paint is a more effective and more efficient option – with no power socket or watering required.