Matthew Mario Di Pasquale · Opinions

How to improve indoor air quality

Created
2022-05-17T01:08:35.187Z
Updated
2022-09-26T14:23:25.621Z

Introduction

Many of the suggestions below may also be ways to practice minimalism or to keep things simple. Some of these suggestions you might find pretty austere, but they're for your own good. :-P Just kidding. Well actually, they are for your own good, and for the good of others, but if you don't want to follow certain suggestions, there may still be other ways to improve indoor air quality (IAQ). For example, if you don't want to give up wearing perfumes or colognes, you could at least use healthy ones.

For almost all of these suggestions, I don't include any evidence or reasons that they may help improve IAQ, but if you want to find some, you could search the web. For example, you could google 'fabric softeners indoor air quality' to find evidence and reasons that using fabric softeners hurts IAQ.

Suggestions

Here are some ways to improve IAQ:

Eliminate sources of indoor air pollution

Ventilate

Clean

Measure

What gets measured is what gets done, managed, and can get improved.

—Keith Cunningham

For your home

Codes and standards

Other healthy habits

Maybe this section should be its own post, but I'm leaving it here for now.

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