It’s 7.30 am on a weekday, you get up and a monotonous day begins. Travelling in the traffic to spend your day at the second home (workplace). We try our best to stay healthy by adopting healthy eating options, regular workouts but then we spend 87% of our time indoors almost inhaling upto 11,000 liters of air per day. Do we know the quality of the air we are breathing? Are we certain it is healthier than the outdoors?
Even the ventilated indoors are affected by major air pollutants like CO2 and Particulate Matter. Particulate Matter are minuscule solid or liquid matter suspended in Earth’s atmosphere. They easily enter the human system and cause various health hazards such as Aggravated asthma, Decreased lung function, Increased respiratory morbidity symptoms, such as irritation of the airways, coughing or difficulty in breathing.
What about CO2?
We already know its a major greenhouse gas affecting the global warming on Earth. The question is “How can we know the CO2 levels of our indoor environment?” various parameters are taken into consideration such as:
- The number of people in attendance
- The time duration the area has been occupied
- Ventilation system
- Size of the room
- Outdoor air quality
“Knowing your enemy is half the battle”.
A recent report “Airpocalypse II “ from Greenpeace India reveals that nearly half of the Indian population, almost 550 million, are living in areas which still do not meet India’s national air quality standards. The remaining almost 580 million of the population resides in areas where no environmental data is available.
With constant innovation, there have been breakthrough technologies to curb and fight this problem. IoT solutions have been created to identify sources of Air Pollution.
“Knowledge is having the right answer” & “Intelligence is asking the right question.”
Every member of the Oizom family loves to combat environmental issues with zeal and develop numerous solutions. One of which is “Breath-i” is a state of art solution for Air-quality monitoring system for indoor spaces. It is designed to be used in a controlled indoor environment.
Let’s start making our homes a safer place to breathe. Rather than the conventional tips today let’s know about a few indoor plants which improves the air quality also makes homes look elegant.
- Acera Plant: “The Living Room Plant” It’s a daytime oxygen factory.
- Money Plant: “The Specialist Plant” It’s a filter that removes formaldehyde and other volatile organic chemicals from the air.
- Hemigraphis alternata: “Purple waffle plant” One of the highest used ornamental plant for indoor.
- Hedera Helix: “English ivy” Known as a rampant, clinging evergreen vine.