Even your breath changes with every season!
Eliminating indoor air pollution in your baby’s room is a huge challenge in itself. Seasonal changes make it even more difficult. Every season influences the quality of air in your homes and affects what your baby is breathing.
Temperature, humidity levels, the concentration of gases and chemicals in the air and activities within the house – everything changes according to the weather. The climate outdoors poses problems indoors and requires you to find appropriate solutions to avoid indoor air pollution.
Summer (June, July and August):
Summertime is family time. Many enjoy soaking up the sun and feeling the warm air. However, a lot of sunshine can sometimes cause discomfort and push you to stay indoors.
- High humidity and constant use of air conditioning (AC) can cause moulds to grow
- Keeping windows and doors shut due to the use of AC causes airborne particles to accumulate and contaminate the air indoors
- Toxic chemicals and dust increase inside the house due to poor ventilation
Winter (December, January and February):
Winter is the time of the year when you often stay indoors. The chances of you using the fireplace or cooking with the windows closed are high, causing indoor air pollution.
- The humidity inside the house is low due to outdoor air and heating systems indoors
- Low humidity can cause dryness of mucous membranes and respiratory infections
- Shutting all the windows to prevent cold air from entering means pollutants are locked inside the house
Autumn (September, October and November):
The autumn is not a happy season for allergy sufferers. Pollen and other allergens are ready to sneak in any time. But that said, maintaining good ventilation in your house is also important.
- Mould levels are at a peak due to decomposing grass and leaves
- Ragweed pollen – a common allergen – and dust mites are the biggest causes of indoor air pollution
Spring (March, April and May):
Spring is the most beautiful season: nature is bountiful with flowers blossoming everywhere. But this beauty brings along a beast called pollen. During spring, pollen-related allergies are most common.
- Time for dust, dander and dirt to build up in your home
- The temperature fluctuates and the humidity levels shift from low to high
If you don’t make the required effort to filter out pollutants throughout the year, they might be filtered by your body through its defence system. Tobacco smoke, viruses, bacteria and fine dust, which are < 1.0 nanometer cannot be filtered by the body. Now imagine your baby’s body going through this. You don’t want that for your family, right?