All new parents have the desire to create a clean and comfortable space for their children to sleep and rest. Today, for many expecting parents, setting up the bedroom has almost become a rite of passage. But can this wonderful and natural instinct to care and protect be harmful to our children?
Compared to adults, children breathe and retain more air pollution per unit of body weight. Polluted air has a greater impact on them, especially on infants, because their lungs are still fragile and developing.
So it’s vital that their bedroom air is clean and as pristine as possible.
Why are children’s rooms more polluted than other rooms in the house?
- The new paint you have carefully chosen to decorate your baby’s room may contain toxic and potentially harmful toxins that are released into the air.
- The modern furniture (beds, changing tables, chairs from breastfeeding) are often made of composite or compressed wood: these materials can release harmful gases even during the weeks following unpacking.
- Scientific studies have revealed that chemicals used in laying new carpets or laminates can make it difficult for babies to breathe and even affect them while still in the womb. Experts from the Helmholtz Environmental Research Center(UFZ) in Germany, for this reason, have raised awareness among women by inviting them to postpone work such as laying new floors for the nursery of their children, both during pregnancy and during the first year of baby’s life.
How can using Airlite help to combat indoor pollution?
Airlite reduces pollutants and purifies the air inside our homes.
- Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are microparticles present in the air we breathe inside buildings. Paints in particular, which can contain up to 100 grams of VOCs per litre, are very dangerous. Airlite, on the other hand, is very effective in reducing the concentration of VOCs in the air. Its technology is activated simply thanks to sunlight: in this way, Airlite reduces the organic molecules that make up VOCs, transforming them into inert substances that are not dangerous to health, and making the surrounding environment healthier.
- Airlite also reduces toxins such as nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulphur oxides (SOx) . Also in this case, activated thanks to the action of light, Airlite reduces atmospheric pollutants by transforming them into harmless water-soluble salts that are temporarily deposited on its surface until they are dissolved by the humidity of the air. Studies conducted in the laboratory have seen a reduction in the NO2 pollutant of over 80%.
- Airlite is resistant to mould and eliminates it from any surface on which it is applied, preventing it from reforming.
- Airlite is resistant to bacteria, which it fights thanks to the double action of surface oxidation and high alkalinity, which, combined, prevent bacteria from surviving.
- Airlite repels airborne dust and dirt by creating an invisible protective film that prevents it from depositing on surfaces and leaving them as pristine as the day they were first painted.
- Airlite reduces odours and prevents their causes thanks to its oxidizing action: odour molecules are simply broken down in a natural way. This reduces all harmful compounds and the air in the rooms becomes fresh and more pleasant to breathe.
The best tips for purifying the air in your baby’s room
- Leave new furniture unpacked out of the room for a few days
- Avoid using toxic paints and varnishes
- Avoid installing new floors or carpets during pregnancy and up to the baby’s first year of life
- Open the windows in the room every day
- Paint the room with Airlite, the 100% natural antibacterial paint that purifies the air