Indoor pollution of spaces

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What it is, what it comes from, how it works and how to decrease it

In recent years, we have heard more and more often about indoor pollution of spaces.

🍃 But what is it about?

It is a common belief that pollution is present only in the outdoors, without ever taking into account the internal spaces. In reality, it is also a factor present in indoor locations, even with a range from 5 to 7 times greater.

🍃 But what do we mean by pollution?

It is any toxic contaminant that we find in an internal spaces.

🍃 And what is it due to?

It originates from chemical, physical and biological agents. We explain ourselves better. The first are all those chemicals that may contain formaldehyde, VOC (volatile organic compounds), radon, asbestos, benzene, etc .; the second are electromagnetic or radio waves; while the third are those derived from the activities of living beings (which can be humans, animals, fungus, molds or bacteria).

🍃 And what can they cause to man?

They have an important influence on human health because if exposed to these pollutants for a long time, they can contract serious diseases starting from “simple” allergies up to more serious things.

🍃 How does it enter our buildings?

All the products that we carry inside (specifically the entire furniture sector), but also the materials with which the structures themselves are built, have emissions over time that can be more or less harmful, depending on the elements they are used for compounds.
Aggravating in this scenario is the lack of or poor ventilation of the rooms which causes the pollution to stagnate inside and accumulate more and more.

🍃 But how do we reduce domestic pollution?

Certainly, a fundamental role is played by ventilation, which is essential to reduce this phenomenon. In buildings where ventilation is not sufficient or it is not possible to ventilate you can use use plants, photocatalytic paints (which absorb and transform pollutants), air purifiers or dehumidifiers.

🍃 What role does wood play in indoor pollution?

A valuable help in tackle indoor pollution can come from the use of building materials of natural origin such as wood. It is first of all carbon neutral and is hygroscopic by its nature, therefore it absorbs part of the moisture responsible for pollution. It is therefore important to consciously choose the materials we use in the construction and furnishing of our home, because choosing a natural material such as wood means making a gesture of love towards our health and that of those around us.

For us at Grosso this concept of healthiness is fundamental, for which we have created No-glue House buildings that are 100% natural and with zero emissions because they are not made of composite materials, but natural such as solid mass (both for the planking and for the beams13).

Health is important to us. If you want to know more we are always at your disposal! What are you waiting for? Contact us!

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