I went to a talk last night at York university, on indoor air pollution, and it was really interesting. It seems it is likely that the pollution levels in any average home is likely to be higher than outdoors. There were figures, but I have’t got them at my finger tips. There are, of course, various materials used in buildings, carpets and new fittings, but also things we may choose to use, like air fresheners especially plug in ones, scented candles, cleaning products, especially the aerosol type and more. There was also cooking! For me this was so interesting as I react on many of them, and even sat with my Cambridge Mask on when I was waiting for our Christmas dinner to get ready! I could really feel it without the mask.
We are all different, and I am certainly not intending to preach, but wouldn’t it be good if we could reduce the use of scented candles and air fresheners especially? And other things too that we perhaps need less than we think we do?