Ugh for smell of smoke, mold, urine, feces, sweat, etc. Odors are tiny particles that evaporate into molecules/gas. They are either organic or inorganic compounds and can as we all know be both pleasant and unpleasant. Some odors can be a health hazards and some are not. Odors can originate from within the building, from ourselves and our activities or be drawn into a building from the outdoors.
Can odors be harmful? Depending on the source, how much particles/gas is present in the air, how often you come in contact with it and how harmful the substance is it might be harmful to your health. It also depend on if you are sensitive to a specific source or not. The reaction can vary greatly from mild to severe and long-term.
How we handle the smelly house.
As explained odors spring from tiny particles, which Lightair air purifiers removes very efficiently. When particles turn into gas form the air purifier has a limited ability to handle these in a larger perspective.
Two examples illustrate this very well: Smoke creates an unpleasant smell that most of us wish to avoid. Lightair efficiently remove smoke particles and thereby also the unpleasant smell. Another example is mold. Lightair handles mold spores very well and is also preventing growth of mold. In this way Lightair removes the source of smell and thereby also decrease the smell itself.
What's the smell?
The sources of odors are many and how we react on odors is of course highly individual. Odors are a big part of our memory and can take us back in time to both good and bad places. There are however some smells that most of us react to in a negative way. LightAir can help you reduce the sources of pollution and thereby decrease the odor that bothers you:
- Traffic fumes
Avoid air fresheners and scented candles
NRDC have tested 14 air fresheners and found that 12 contained phthalates (pronounced “THAL-ates”), chemicals that can cause hormonal abnormalities, birth defects and reproductive problems. Even air fresheners marketed as “all-natural” or “unscented” contained the hazardous chemicals. Check the list of air fresheners tested by NRDC to stay safe!
Scented candles are one of the easiest and most effective ways to mask unpleasant odors in your home. However most candles emit numerous types of potentially hazardous chemicals, such as benzene and toluene. They can cause damage to the brain, lung and central nervous system, as well as cause developmental difficulties. All candles also emit soot particles that are considered as fine particles and thus can enter your bloodstream and cause several severe diseases.