Tuesday, December 25, 2012

EVERY HOME NEEDS AIR PURIFIERS!

INDOOR POLLUTION has earned its ranking amongst environmental dangers. It could be within the home or the office. It could be in the malls, complexes, high rises and any other totally enclosed buildings with people movement.

Occupied buildings are being labelled as SICK BUILDINGS.  Bedrooms are being called, "BAD ROOMS". Air borne pollutes of all sorts fill the air and such inhaled air has been found to be the primary cause for sinus, bronchial and respiratory disorders, asthma triggers, teary eyes, fatigue and a whole host of other ills. 

We call ourselves the modern society, and yet remain trapped and bound as occupants within ill homes, offices, malls and even vehicles. This happens  day after day for as much as 18 to 20 indoor hours daily.  

There is so little awareness amongst people about air pollution's ill effects. There is no attention or correction to poor indoor air quality. Ill practices of using traditional vacuum cleaners, old fashioned air purifiers and the household brooms continue and worsen the indoor air quality scenario.

  • Is your purifier fitted with a HEPA FILTER?
  • Have you stopped using vacuum cleaners at home and in office?
  • Why are AIR PURIFIERS important at home and in the office?

Nothing cleans the air indoors better than a well designed air purifier. What is a well designed air purifier? A unit that has with it a fitted HEPA FILTER, is considered good. The traditional air purifiers had only filters that were disposable or washed and reused over and over again.Such filters in air purifiers have proved to be insufficient and inefficient. They were detrimental to good health, as the accumulation of dust and pollutes allowed bacterial breeding and got fed into the air. Also regular washing made the pores bigger, allowing dust and particulates to escape and re circulate.    



There is continuing increase in evidence of the dangers of air pollution. More and more people recognize the necessity of breathing clean, healthy air. Air purifiers fitted with HEPA filters enjoy quality air. HEPA filters retain up to 99.97% of airborne particles like pollen, dust, pet dander, mold spores, dust mite allergens, and other invisible microscopic pollutants. 

Air Purifiers with a HEPA, cleans and clears the air allowing the whole family, especially the children to enjoy better health

Would you like the advantage of purified air at home? 
YES! you can and we will show you more than that. Getting rid of air borne particulates will be good, but air is also a carrier of bacteria and viruses. Would you like the  advantage of sanitising the air whenever necessary? You say that it would be excellent! But we have more than that for youWould you like the idea of medicating the air and when necessary practice aromatherapy?

 
Air purifiers are a pleasant relief for those who suffer allergies, sinus and even asthma. When it comes to your health and the health of your family, only the best will do. We all know how clean the air is after the rain. Nature washes the air and removes all the air borne pollutes. You too can do the same indoors. KUALA LUMPUR and SELANGOR residents can have the benefit of witnessing a complimentary and no obligations indoor air wash and air purification.  Call 016-3712762 for K Thiruselvam  
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Monday, December 10, 2012

WHY and HOW to REDUCE INDOOR AIR POLLUTION.


We like to think that because we keep the doors and windows closed, we are in control over the air within the home.

We like to think that by denying outside air in, we are healthier and much cleaner with our indoor style and life of living.
The truth is that indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air and bedroom air is the worst. We do not realise that our homes (and offices) are actually sealed traps. Modern architecture has not allowed for sufficient ventilation. 
Our homes (and offices) are trappings of concentrated fumes off wall paints, off furniture varnishes, fumes and vapours off aerosols, insecticides, heat waves of our refrigerators and electrical appliances, trappings of gas off the kitchen stoves and the list goes on. Add to this volumes of dust, dust mites, mites feces and carcasses. What about the many smokers and their could not be bothered attitudes of indoor smoking?
HOW CAN WE CONTROL AND REDUCE INDOOR POLLUTION?

  • Reduce the amount of visible and sweepable particles from entering the house, by having everyone take off their shoes at the entrance.  
  • Stop using the traditional cloth or paper bag based vacuum cleaners. They spill the finest dust back into the air via the exhaust. When bags are not disposed after each session, the spilled dust brings into the air, bred bacteria and foul odor as well.
  • Do not sweep the house. Use a mop or wet clothe to wipe the entire floor. Sweeping lifts dust off the floor into the air, that will land on furniture and shelves for even more cleaning hours and labour. Air borne dust gets inhaled. 
Reducing Summer Allergy Symptoms Indoors

  • Avoid using chemical based solutions to wash the floor, for they emit fumes and Volatile Organic Compounds.

    • Mattresses and pillows need to be sun dried and bedding sheets need to be washed weekly. Blankets, bed linen and the mattress are the largest collection base of our dead skin cells, dust, dust mites, mites dander and other pollutes. All these get air borne in the bedroom with each of our twists and turns in bed. You would not want to use all hours of your daily sleep, inhaling these air pollutes.

    • Your mattress is dirtier than you would have imagined. Try washing** it without getting it wet and see what comes off your mattress.
    • All sprays like hair sprays, cleaners, perfumes, insecticides etc are chemical based. They leave chemical gases afloat in the air, and often take time to become dilute. Use what you need outside of the bedroom, nearer a open window.
    • In sourcing furniture, home decorative and even the wall paint, seek that are natural and emit lesser toxins. Manufacturers are responding with healthier products for consumers. 
    • Have potted plants indoor. Every few days, rotate them by bringing these out and replacing with others. Plants filter air and it helps.
    • Open the windows early mornings when air is fresh or even after each rain. The air that comes in is cleaner. It will replace old depleted air from the inside. 
    **washing**. You can wash the air indoors. You can wash the mattress and furniture, cushions, carpets, electrical equipment and almost anything without getting them wet.

    KUALA LUMPUR and SELANGOR residents can have the benefit of witnessing a complimentary and no obligations indoor air wash and air purification.              Call 016-3712762 for K Thiruselvam   Follow Me on Pinterest button

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012

     DUST MITES FACTS.............

    The least suspected, long term  bed time companion that we all have had since birth and we first  slept in mattresses and until last night at least are the invisible dust mites. 

    An adult mattress can have up to 5 or 6 million of them, who are like hungry scavengers, feeding off all the dead skin cells that we deposit on the mattress every time we lie in. 

    These microscopic creatures belong to the spider family with 8 legs. They are said to be blind, but have a voracious appetite for our dead skin sells that are so plentiful on our mattresses. 

    These dust mites may be a blessing that they clear up our mattress which is filled with dead skin cells, that will rot and stink, besides staining the bed sheets. All that these dust mites feed become droppings. Each mite is said to have about 20 droppings daily and when we have millions of these mites, one can imagine the "tons" of droppings. These droppings are the number one cause of skin and respiratory allergies. Dust mites droppings are the number one amongst a list of all allergens and the major cause of allergy reactions at home. Dust mites remain the number one and persistent source of allergic attacks at home.  

    Dust mites live and multiply in places where humans spend plenty of time. Sofas, cushions, mattresses and cars seats are a few to mention.They multiply fast and even a new mattress gets swarmed up to 5 million or dust mites within a few months of being slept in.

    Dust mites are considered harmless, but their droppings trigger an array of reactions and allergies in people. Dust mites feed of the the skin flakes of human beings. Dandruff droppings are also a good feed. Our bed sweat provides the moisture, dust mites need for survival. 

    Dust mites have been labelled as the cause for allergy attacks at home. Dust mites are also the cause of skin allergies and rashes and eczema. Dust mites get air borne with dust, whichis their means of moving around, settling and multiplying.

    Mattresses must be beaten twice or more often weekly. Linen, blankets, bedsheets need weekly changing and washed in hot water. Beating the mattress helps remove  our dead skin cells, dust mites, mites droppings and all of the carcasses.  How can mattresses be beaten indoors, without having dust flying all over the insided of the house. Is it possible to be done hygienically, easily and without much mess. 

    KUALA LUMPUR and Selangor residents can have a complimentary and no obligation demonstration of washing mattress; washing air and pillows reconditioning. Call 016-3712762 for K Thiruselvam 

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    Monday, April 23, 2012

    ACOEM (American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine) checklist addresses Indoor Environmental Hazards

    (COPIED & PASTED HERE FOR YOU)

    The checklist focuses on household environmental hazards such as tobacco smoke, radon, asbestos, lead, combustion gases, water pollution, household chemicals and pesticides, allergens, and food poisoning.
    With more and more people spending a good portion of their day inside—whether at home, school, and/or in the workplace—it is important to recognize that indoor environments may contain a number of hazards. However, many of these hazards can easily be eliminated and/or controlled. To address these issues, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) has re-released its checklist of “Ten Environmental Hazards You Can Live Without.”
    “ACOEM’s environmental checklist provides 10 practical steps that all of us can take to improve the quality of our indoor environment,” said Robert K. McLellan, M.D., author of the checklist. “Earth Day reminds us of an ancient wisdom—people are inextricably linked with their environment,” he said. “The environment does not stop at the walls of our homes and buildings.”
    The checklist focuses on household environmental hazards such as tobacco smoke, radon, asbestos, lead, combustion gases, water pollution, household chemicals and pesticides, allergens, and food poisoning. It provides tips on how to avoid and/or control these hazards in the home and includes recommendations and helpful resources from the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, among others.
    • Tobacco smoke -- no smoking at home. Long-term exposure to other people’s tobacco smoke increases risks for lung cancer, respiratory infections, other lung problems, and perhaps heart disease.
    • Radon – test your house. Radon, an odorless invisible gas, increases the risk of lung cancer, especially for smokers.
    • Asbestos – leave it alone. Asbestos was commonly used as a building and insulation material in houses built from 1920 to 1978. Exposure to small amounts of asbestos is unlikely to cause problems, but breathing high levels increases risks of cancer and lung disease.
    • Lead – identify and avoid it. Many U.S. homes built before 1978 contain lead paint which contributes to the more than 1,000,000 American children who suffer lead poisoning each year.
    • Combustion gases – exhaust them. Combustion gases include carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, and sulfur dioxide. These gases can cause flu-like symptoms, respiratory illnesses, or death.
    • Water pollution – know what you are drinking. Americans benefit from one of the safest water supplies in the world, but problems have occurred from time to time. Consumers can take a few extra measures to ensure their tap water is clean.
    • Household chemicals – select, use, store, and discard wisely. Some household products may be hazardous if used incorrectly. Choose the least dangerous chemical for the job. Consult your local library or bookstore for the many books on this topic.
    • Pesticides – use properly to reduce risks. Maintain gardens, lawns, and trees in ways that naturally decrease susceptibility to pests, and minimize or eliminate the need for chemical pesticides.
    • Allergens – avoid and control. Porous, water-damaged materials frequently grow molds and other organisms that can cause allergies and other illnesses.
    • Food poisoning – prepare and store food correctly. Proper preparation and storage of food are necessary to prevent food poisoning. 
    Complimentary in-door demonstration illustrates air quality in 
    your house and what you can do. Kuala Lumpur and Selangor families 
    in Malaysia may contact k.thiru@ 016-3712762