Whether you live in a small studio apartment or a trendy loft, your apartment is a safe space for you. It’s your little sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of daily life—butis it really a safe space anymore?
We bring in toxic chemicals and pollution into our homes on a daily basis. According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 8 deaths are due to air pollution exposure. You need to do everything in your power to reduce pollution and toxicity.
Most apartment owners are now firm believers of sustainable living. Living “green” and making an apartment “green” is becoming an increasingly popular practice. With a few changes to your apartment, you too can implement a more sustainable and energy-efficient home.
Here are some ideas:
Add plants to combat any airborne pollutants
Volatile Organic Compounds are released by synthetic products in your home. They begin to build-up in small closed places and are detrimental to our health. To combat such pollutants in your home, experts recommend investing in household plants.
Studies done by NASA and EHP suggest that plants are the cheapest and most effective way to deal with such problems. Other ways to combat low air quality is to install HEPA filters in your vacuum or ventilation system. They are equipped to filter out such toxins.
Invest in natural fibers and textiles
Off-gassing occurs when an item begins to give off chemicals. This usually happens once you have had such items for a while. If you’ve ever found your old rug giving off an odd musty smell, it’s the chemicals being released. Synthetic fibers can, therefore, pollute your home and go against your sustainable lifestyle.
Natural fibers, on the other hand and don’t have this problem. Make sure the next rug, linen, curtains, and table runner you buy is completely natural. They will be washable and last longer than the synthetic stuff.
Change showerheads to save water
Many parts of the world are facing acute water shortage, forcing many to consume polluted water which causes a host of health problems. This year, make it a point to save water like shorter showers and turning off the faucet when brushing your teeth are small examples.
Your standard shower head wastes 2.5 gallons of water, according to Washington Post. Precious energy-rich water is being wasted. Specialized water saving appliances can be fitted in your home to keep wastage to a minimum. Smart showerheads can save you over 2300 gallons of water per year. If you’re renting out your place, it’s always good to check with the managing corporation. Most managing corporations don’t mind small, easily-removable fittings like a showerhead.
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