The air quality in Richmond is again hitting an unhealthy level. There are ways to improve your indoor air quality in your apartment in Richmond, VA.
The biggest factor in our outdoor air quality is the ozone, which hit the unhealthy code orange level today. The conditions are caused by hot stagnant air that mixes with chemical compounds to create ground-level ozone that is especially hazardous to the elderly, children, and people with asthma and other lung or heart-related medical conditions.
To hold down pollution, people should avoid unnecessary car trips, conserve power and limit the use of gasoline powered equipment if possible.
Ensuring your inside air is healthy involve such actions as: eliminating or controlling the sources of pollution, increasing ventilation, and installing air purifiers. In your apartment, you can and should open the windows every so often for a few minutes to increase the air flow into and out of your home. Also, be sure that the air ventilation vents are not blocked by curtains or furniture. There are inexpensive air purifiers that you can purchase, and if you have a small animal, you should regularly vacuum to remove dander.