Sometimes, it is possible to feel tired or lose your concentration after working at home for a while. This could be because you are working remotely, but did you know that your indoor environment can also affect your health? Poor indoor air quality can have a negative effect on our health. This is shown today from research by Nationale-Nederlanden.
It can also cause breathing problems. This is something that many people don’t know. Although there is much focus on the outdoor air quality, the indoor climate is often overlooked. Even in corona, where we were frequently told that indoor ventilation is essential, this was not the case. This is something 40% of Dutch people have not considered. Metro This explains why it’s smart to do this once.
People in the Netherlands are very concerned about their health, particularly since corona. We exercise regularly and eat healthy. However, improving indoor climate is not yet a top priority. It is not well-known. Only 12 per cent of people surveyed knew that children living in homes where gas is used to cook are 20 percent more likely than those in homes where electric cooking is used. Did you know that the level of particulate matter in the home immediately after baking or roasting is four times greater than it would be if there was smog in Beijing?
Over half (58%) of respondents don’t know. However, on average, indoor climate is 7. However, 7 out of 7 homes do not meet the WHO guidelines (2005) for healthy indoor climate. “The level of knowledge is not yet up to standard, and yet the Dutch are quite satisfied with the air in their home. That is cause for concern,” explains Piet Jacobs, senior researcher TNOFrom. “Unknown may make unloved. Although small adjustments in the house can do a lot for our health.”
Sitske Mauritsz is the director of Mortgages & Consumer Credit. He says awareness is key. What is a healthy homeWhat could be better? More knowledge also leads to more action, according to a study by Nationale-Nederlanden. Respondents’ willingness to act increased by 52 percent after being confronted with various facts. “We would like to help improve air quality in an easy way. It doesn’t need to be expensive or drastic right away,” says Maurits.
You can already do a few things to improve your home’s air quality. You can improve the air quality in your home by using your extractor fan properly. Although you may not mind the smells of cooking, a higher concentration of particulate matter indoors is more unpleasant than outside. A window can be left open at night to allow for better ventilation. This will ensure you don’t lose productivity the next morning. “Or better filters in the ventilation system,” explains Maurits further. “The sum of small improvements already helps.”
Are you curious about the health of your home’s air quality? Via Healthy Living CheckYou can find out how healthy you are.