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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Pledge for #CleanAirBeautifulHomes with Royal Atmos



Pollution is the leading cause of many illnesses. It is not a surprise that our world is getting more and more polluted with every passing day. Rivers, oceans, streets, every place is polluted. The water we drink contains so many different types of pollutants that not only affect our nature but also our health. The air we breathe has so many different types of harmful substances.



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We all care so much about our health and the health of our dear ones. Most of us prefer staying indoor thinking that our homes are safe and free from pollution. This may shock you but the fact that our homes are pollution free is a myth. Our sweet homes are a fortress for so many different types of pollutants that are slowly harming our health and we are not even aware of it.

Indoor pollution is a serious issue and is going unnoticed. When we talk about indoor pollution it is not only limited to our houses, but also to other indoor institutions like offices, gyms, restaurants, movie theatres, malls, play areas, etc. As per a research conducted by WHO, it was found that 4.3 million people a year die from the exposure to indoor pollution.


Here are few components of indoor air pollution:







Germs, Bacteria, and Viruses:

One of the most commonly found harmful substances in the air inside our homes is germs and viruses. These germs and viruses are transmitted from one person to another and usually stay in the indoor atmosphere. Studies have shown that of the bacteria found in indoor air, the most common four are: Micrococcus, Staphylococcus, Bacillus, and Pseudomonas. These bacteria’s affect our health and make us sick.

Smoke:

Smoke is not only limited to cigarette smoke. Yes, we all know how harmful second-hand cigarette smoke can be. But indoor air also contains smoke from fireplaces, stoves and cooking fires. These smokes are responsible for causing lung cancer, asthma or other chronic respiratory conditions.

Chemicals: 

Toxic gases that are emitted from certain solids or liquids that are commonly used indoors like cleaning agents, harmful paints, building materials, glues, adhesives and office equipment such as printers and copiers, etc. They get mixed up with the air we breathe. These chemicals are said to have both short and long-term effects, from headaches, dizziness, and nausea to organ failure. In worst case scenarios they may even end up causing cancer

Mold: 

Mold is a fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments called hyphae. It usually grows in damp places and can be found near leaking pipes indoors. The air we breathe makes it easier for us to inhale this fungus. Mold exposure can irritate your eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs. What many people don't realize is that mold can make you extremely sick, or even kill you.

Pet’s Dander: 

Many people are allergic to pets. Pet dander is lighter weight and smaller than most airborne allergens such as dust mites. Pet dander is the dead skin cells of our pets and it affects air quality inside the home. It is only one of several biological pollutants found almost everywhere and may affect our health. It may contribute to the development of asthma or may worsen the symptoms of people who develop asthma for other reasons.

Pollen: 

Most of us love to keep plants inside our houses. Many pollens from plants are allergens. They get easily mixed up with the air indoors and may affect our health. These include sneezing and runny, congested nose; wheezing, congestion, and sore throat; itchy, watery eyes; and headache and sinus pressure.

Should we switch to a #MaskedLife at home?

Indoor Air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Indoor air pollution can be curbed and dealt with easily through various means. We need to take a stand to get clean air in our homes. Many people are yet in the dark when it comes to indoor air pollution and hence it is necessary to make them aware of it. We don't need to live with safety masks on inside our homes or other indoor places if right measures are taken.




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Here are few go-to tips to
to ensure clean air inside our homes:


1) Cleanliness

Cleanliness is very important to reduce air pollution inside our homes. Make sure you regularly clean your house. Don’t let dust collect on your furniture or household items. Regularly sweeping and mopping the floors will prevent dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens. Vacuum around computers, printers, and televisions regularly in order to clean out any dust or chemical odor.

2) Proper ventilation

Proper ventilation is needed to help deal with the smoke indoors. In poorly ventilated dwellings, smoke in and around the home can exceed standard levels for fine particles hundredfold. Reduce indoor ozone levels by keeping your home well-ventilated. Proper ventilation will help in the circulation of fresh and clean air.

3) Minimize smoke

Avoid burning trash, wood, charcoal, coal, dung, crop wastes or anything else indoors. Don’t smoke cigarettes indoors at homes or restaurants or any other place.

4) Maintenance

Have your household and kitchen items regularly checked. Make sure your air conditioner, ventilation, and kitchen chimneys are properly maintained for proper air circulation. Have your furnace regularly cleaned and inspected.

5) Air Purifiers

Something like this didn’t exist a decade ago but air purifiers have become a necessity these days to help curb indoor air pollution. Air purifiers have a special mechanical screen that traps all the pollutants and removes all the contamination from a room. Exhaust fans are very common and should be placed in all households and indoor places.

6) Choose the right paint

Make sure you choose the right paint for your home or other indoor places. We are all fascinated by looks that we usually compromise on quality. Don’t choose paint or wallpaper just because it looked good. Along with looks make sure it is safe and healthy. Along with making our indoors look beautiful, it is our responsibility to make sure they are healthy and safe too.





Hence, Asian Paints has come up with an interesting and innovative paint called Royale Atmos which is paint that helps purify air. Royale Atmos is the first Asian Paints product to have a fragrance, instead of the normal chemical smell of paints. This paint comes in many shades. It not only looks beautiful, but also cleans the air making it purer than before. Its Activated Carbon technology reduces harmful pollutants from the air. Additionally, Royale Atmos also absorbs select household foul smells to make the air fresher. 


Take a stand and don’t compromise on the quality of air that you breathe indoors. It’s time we tke the right decisions and take care of our health and the health of our loved ones. Let’s pledge for #CleanAirBeautifulHomes

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