Why Good Air Quality In The Home Is Important For Your Family’s Health


Why Good Air Quality In The Home Is Important For Your Family’s Health


New Zealand is lucky as it has some of the best air quality compared to the rest of the world. However, 2012 still saw 1000 premature deaths in the country as a result of pollutants in the air. Breathing in good quality air is key to a healthy mind and body and to keeping illnesses at bay. Therefore, as soon as your child shows signs and symptoms of teething, it’s important to take steps to look after them and ensure the air they breathe is of good quality.


Impact on teeth


During our lifetime, we only have two sets of teeth, so it’s vital we take steps to look after them. This includes regular brushing and visits to the dentist. However, ensuring we’re surrounded by good quality air is important to keep our teeth healthy. The most definitive research which shows the impact of air quality on teeth is a study which looked at 400,000 year old teeth which were covered in tartar with traces of irritants, including charcoal, which could have been used for indoor fires and to cook food.


Benefits of good air quality


Good air quality in the home is brilliant for those with allergies and with asthma as symptoms are often alleviated when living in and breathing in clean air. Scientific studies have also proven that air cleaning systems in the home reduce pollutants in the air brought in from the outside which is great news and a relief for New Zealanders looking for ways to improve the air quality in their homes and for those who experience sinus and respiratory related problems on a day to day basis.


In the home


The key to good indoor air quality is to prevent pollutants such as moisture from creating issues. Simple things such as ditching cleaning and beauty products packed full of chemicals and using more natural products instead can make a real impact on the quality of the air in your home, thus the air you are constantly breathing.




When your baby starts teething, it can be a difficult thing to go through, but you know that they’ll eventually get through it and, thankfully, won’t remember the experience, but making them as comfortable as possible and ensuring their airways are clear with clean air is beneficial to them. Therefore, ensure you take steps to keep your home well ventilated, such as regularly opening the windows rather than solely relying on air conditioning. Your air conditioning unit should also be serviced once a year to ensure it is running correctly and is not trapping and emitting pollutants.


Your health and your teeth are precious, so be sure to keep the air quality in your home the best it can be to keep your body and your mouth healthy.