To prevent indoor air pollution, you should "vacuum" carpets and rugs thoroughly at least once a week. More often if you have pet cats and dogs indoors. The best type of vacuum cleaners are those that do not use paper or cloth bags. Such containers like cups and bags collect all the dirt and dust in. Almost often, cups and containers systems are stored away after use, and as such become breeding grounds for bacteria, virus, molds and such other ills. Tendency is to use the dirt cup without being cleaned or the bags without being emptied or changed, after each use and as such two issues result. Firstly as the bag or cup gets filled, the suctioning action of your vacuum is reduced and secondly but very deadly what flies out of the exhaust into the vacuumed area is highly toxic air of bacteria, virus and fowl odor of rotting dirt .
AIR POLLUTION INDOORS affects everyone. But people who suffer from respiratory problems, allergies, or wear contact lens feel the effects the most. Common symptoms of AIR POLLUTION INDOORS include headaches, sneezing, coughing, fatigue, congestion, sore throat, dizziness, and upset stomach.
Another source of AIR POLLUTION INDOORS is your air conditioner that has not been serviced for months; air conditioning ducts; newly bought furniture releasing fumes of its glues and lacquer, aerosols used in doors, fumes from cooking gas and a host of others including dry-cleaned clothing just brought in from the laundry. The chemicals that commercial dry cleaners use are toxic. To prevent indoor air pollution, don't immediately place dry cleaned clothing in your closet. Instead, remove the plastic and hang the items up outside for a day or so. Then, re-cover the clothing with the protective plastic and hang them in your closet.
If you don't already have plants in your home, you should consider getting some. Plants like ferns and the type with broad palm leaves are considered to work the best. Research shows that plants actually help remove toxins from the air in your home. To help prevent indoor air pollution, the rule of thumb is placing one plant in every ten square yards of floor space.