Raise your hand if you are familiar with the term “particulate matter” or PM. Many people are not well versed in this subject or its essential role in our health.
In its simplest form, particulate matter is made up of particles that have become aerosols in the air we breathe. They become dangerous when they are less than 10 micrometers in size. These particles can pass through the respiratory tract and enter the immune system, causing many underlying diseases. Examples of these small particles include molds, bacteria, viruses, allergens, and toxins.
According to the EPAGranular matter is associated with such health effects heart rhythm disturbances and heart attacks, and respiratory effects such as asthma attacks and bronchitis. “Exposure to particulate pollution can lead to increased hospital admissions, emergency room visits, school or work absences, and limited activity during the day, especially for people with preexisting heart or lung disease. , elders and children, “their website wrote.
Reducing particulate matter in your home is essential to improving the air quality in your home. Here are seven tips on how to reduce indoor PM and clean your indoor air this spring: