Matthew Mario Di Pasquale · Opinions

How to improve indoor air quality



Follow my advice at your own risk. Like probably almost all (if not all) advice, none of this advice (or ideas/suggestions/etc), may be good advice for everyone, or even anyone. Some of these things I do, some of them I don't do but probably should. What can I say? I'm not Gandhi. (You can google 'gandhi stop eating sugar' if you didn't get that last reference.) Anyway, I don't think it's always immoral to tell people to do things if you're not doing them yourself, but it's probably a good way to piss people off. I'm also not a doctor, but I also don't think it's always immoral for people without credentials to give advice. Still, I suggest you take my advice (and the advice of others, even professionals) with a grain of salt.

Most, if not all, of these ideas probably aren't my own. I mean, I probably got them from other people.

If you copy from one book, that's plagiarism; if you copy from many books, that's research.

—Wallace Notestein

I don't think copying others is always immoral. Actually, I think all laws should be abolished, especially copyright laws and patent laws.

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 follow the suggestion to "buy (or make your own) products with healthy organic ingredients".

I don't include any evidence or reasons that these suggestions 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.


Here are some ways to improve IAQ:


Other healthy habits