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Do you think that’s air you’re breathing now?

Air, we all need it to survive. But as time goes on and our human impact on the environment grows, there seems to be an ever growing concern over the quality of oxygen that we take into our lungs. While there are plenty discussions on a global scale, not much is ever said about the quality of the air in our own homes. Just because you cannot see the dangers doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. 

So, to make sure that your friends and family are properly protected, here are some of the most commonly found household contaminants that are probably drifting in your home’s air right now, and how you can go about getting them out of your living spaces.

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide, the greenhouse gas that has everybody all over the heating planet in a mild (possibly milder than it should be) panic. Of course, this substance can also be found in your homes. They come from burning fossil fuels, especially when they are not completely burnt and have a wide range of effects on the human body. Since it starves the body of oxygen, carbon monoxide causes dizziness, lethargy, nausea and an elevated heartrate to name a few things.

Nitrogen Dioxide

Not to be confused with nitrous oxide, nitrogen dioxide is far more dangerous. This chemical is generally produced by combustion appliances such as heaters and ovens, especially when they haven’t been installed properly or don’t have enough air flow. It is the cause of a handful of nasty side-effects including: the build-up of liquid in the lungs, irritated eyes, nose and mouth or can even lead to the onset of chronic bronchitis.

The Presence of Mould

Mould presents more than just an eye-sore and is generally present in damp areas of the home. Spores can spread very quickly and become entrenched in carpets, upholstery, air ducts and even on clothing, hair and skin. The vast variety of types of mould and mildew that can spread in the home is staggering; many of which contain pathogens and allergens.


Radon is a naturally occurring chemical that comes as the result of the breaking down of uranium in the Earth. Since it occurs as particles that can be breathed in, the presence of radon drastically increases an individual’s risk of contracting lung cancer at some point in their lives.

Contact Anstan Technologies for Cleaner Air

All of these contaminants can be combatted effectively with the right air cleaner and purification solutions in your indoor living spaces, as well as by encouraging air flow throughout your home to improve indoor air quality. To find out more about how our business can assist you with improving the quality of the air in your home, contact a representative from Anstan Technologies in Pretoria, or visit our website for further details on our offers.

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