Now that we spend more time indoors, we must take extra care in our day to day. The quality of the air we breathe, for example, is an aspect that we must pay close attention to, for the sake of our health. And there are basic measures that we can start applying now, to protect ourselves and stay healthy, and that will help to increase concentration and productivity - in cases where the home has also become the workplace or the school.
In a world pandemic situation, the Portuguese will spend much more time inside their homes due to the stipulated period of social isolation, and are therefore more exposed to possible pollutants from indoor air quality. Prolonged exposure to these pollutants can cause the appearance of a set of symptoms, which can be exacerbated as exposure continues.
Renovating the air through ventilation is the most important step in ensuring good indoor air quality.
1. Renew the indoor air frequently, by opening windows during the day;
2. Alternate the stay between the different rooms of the house;
3. Quarantine spaces should be ventilated more frequently;
4. Ventilate the room in which we exercise during and after practice;
5. Don't smoke;
6. Avoid lighting candles;
7. Turn on the available mechanical ventilation (such as the extractor / extractor) when cooking;
8. Increase ventilation when we sweep or vacuum a room;
9. Avoid the unnecessary use of car cleaning and maintenance products, varnishes, aromatic candles, paints and products related to painting, weaving treatments, perfumes and cosmetics, oils, greases and lubricants, glues and adhesive products, inside the home;
10. Avoid using air fresheners or air purifiers;
11. During the disinfection of the house, open the windows and avoid staying in the disinfected room;
12. Moist rooms should be ventilated more often.
14 from May from 2020
Catarina MirandaAdministrative Assistent