How to create a healthy home that helps you ward off bugs and nasties
Don’t let polluted, germ-ridden air affect your health this winter. Claire Davies shows you how to keep it clean with wellhome tech
According to the Home Air Quality Guides, indoor air pollution is two to five times worse than the air outdoors. So when we’re stuck indoors throughout winter, we’re at greater risk of exposure to all sorts of irritants.
Knowledge is power, so your first step to is the Awair 2nd Gen (£149, getawair.co.uk) smart air monitor. It tracks levels of invisible fine dust (PM2.5), which has been linked to asthma, plus toxins, chemicals and other pollutants, showing you instantly what level of air quality you have, then giving you custom tips on how to improve it.
Plants are an easy way to purify the air, which is why the Clariy Natural Air Purifier (£221, clairy.com) is a great buy. Clairy, a smart plant pot, amps the biofiltering properties of the plant sat inside it, working fast to eliminate airborne toxins. Control it via your phone to get real-time pollution analysis of the room its cleaning.
Speaking of cleaning, the Dyson V10 (from £399, dyson.co.uk) cordless vacuum is a nifty way to tackle indoor air pollution, as it sucks up a range of allergens and pollutants, then ‘blows out’ purified air.