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You don't have to live in a big city full of cars, or want to be around a chain smoker for something as mundane as breathing to be dangerous for children's health. A study has shown that, in many cases, children's rooms have more toxic particles than the outside air.
So if your children have a bad habit of breathing every day, you should take certain precautions.
We tell you why the children's bedroom is the most polluted room and what you can do to avoid it.
The 21st century has been a real danger to health. Living is dangerous even if you do not move from the sofa: the food, the clothes, the electronic devices and even the air! There is no way to escape, unless you become a hermit on top of a mountain and housed in a cave, grow your own food and dress in a leather briefs, and still, surely a cloud will come to you radioactive from the telecommunications antenna of the next town.
If you thought that your children were safe indoors you are wrong, because a study has revealed that the inside of your house may be more polluted than the outside, but above all, your children's bedroom.
In the study, carried out in Denmark, 50% of families exceeded the advisable CO2 concentration inside the children's room, especially at night; and 1 in 4 rooms multiplied the recommended CO2 level by 3.
The factors that trigger this contamination are the materials with which they are made most of our furniture such as plywood, paints, varnishes, synthetic carpets, fabric dyes, air fresheners, scented candles, incense, and even cleaning products.
But, in the case of children's rooms, you have to add the toys plastics, which with the heat of the heaters or direct sunlight, causes harmful toxins to be released for your health.
To all this list of 'poisons' we must add the toxins released by household and electronic appliances such as the router, computers, mobiles, tablets, television ... and that lately the children even have in their rooms.
Children are the most vulnerable. Pollution affects them especially, since their lungs and brain are not yet developed, and they breathe faster than adults.
The consequences are Headaches, difficulty sleeping, fatigue and difficulty concentrating, in addition to respiratory diseases such as asthma and allergies, among others.
But What can we parents do?
The ventilation It is our best weapon to fight pollution at home. We should ventilate 3 or 4 times a day for at least 10 minutes, especially in the morning and at night.
- Get rid of the plastic toys from before 2007 as many have banned chemicals.
- Do not dry the clothes inside the house, as it causes mold and moisture that is harmful to the respiratory system.
- Change the sheets frequently and wash the pillows from time to time to eliminate mites.
- Try not to have rugs.
- Do not put air fresheners, scented candles or incense.
- Do not smoke at home, that multiplies the harmful substances by two.
- Frying with oil also helps to pollute the environment.
- Turn off the router in the evening.
- Do not use cleaning products if possible, and if not try that they are not spray.
Since at the moment, most of us will not escape to a mountain to live with the goats, although reading these things we really want to, at least we can take certain measures that can considerably improve the health of your children.
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