It’s no secret that the air we breathe can have an impact on our health. If the air is polluted, it can cause us to be ill. Have you noticed that you’ve got a nagging cough lately? If so, the quality of the air that you breathe in each day might be to blame, believe it or not!
Few people consider that polluted air could be partially or even wholly to blame for any medical conditions they have. In today’s blog post, I’m going to share with you some strategies to help you inhale cleaner, purer air. Here is what you need to know and do:
I know it might sound like I am stating an obvious point here. But, a big reason for having a persistent nagging cough is because you smoke! The thing about smoking is that the smell of tobacco will linger on the clothes that you wear. Plus, if you smoke indoors, the odor will attach itself to furniture, curtains and other fabrics around the home.
If you can’t go “cold turkey” perhaps you should consider vaping or using nicotine patches that you put on your body. Either option doesn’t emit a strong smell that seldom goes away!
Quit your job
Okay, you shouldn’t just do that for ANY job! Some occupations are just downright dangerous to your health. For example, if you work in a factory and handle toxic chemicals each day, the smell of them could be impacting your breathing.
Some occupations may even prove deadly to a few people. Take asbestos, for instance. Inhaling enough of the stuff will almost certainly lead to getting cancer. It’s a silent killer that only shows up symptoms at an advanced stage.
The sad truth is a nagging cough could be a sign of asbestos-related cancer if you’ve inhaled it in the past.
These days, many companies are getting sued by former employees and their families because they weren’t told about the dangers of asbestos. In fact, ask any dedicated mesothelioma attorneys, and they’ll inform you that around 52,000 new lawsuits get filed each year!
The good news is that exposure to asbestos is mostly limited and/or banned in many parts of the world. Yes, the above is an extreme example of how breathing in some toxic air could prove fatal to your health. But, it’s important to remember that some occupations can be harmful.
Air your home each day
Opening the windows for at least 15 minutes per room each day will help to “air” them. Why is that important, you might be wondering? The answer is simple: to let in fresh air from outside!
Airing your home helps to balance out humidity levels. Otherwise, mold spores could grow in unventilated rooms. In worst case scenarios, it can cause people to develop asthma or become allergic to certain things.
You’ll also help to let any toxic particles in the air escape into the atmosphere. That rings true when you bring home a new piece of furniture that might have a strong smell of glue or paint, for example.