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Looks like the haze is not going anywhere this week, so its best to stay indoors as much as possible! Even when you're indoors, there are a few things you can do to make sure that your air is clean and healthy.
The main potential health hazard of the haze is respiratory illness, as the haze contains carbon monoxide, dirt and other pollutants. It is especially dangerous for children and babies, so make sure you and your kids wear masks when going out, and do your best to keep your air clean at home!
1. Air Purifier
The most effective way to clean the air indoors is a good air purifier. Don't know which one to go for? Purifiers with HEPA filters are best as it ensures that 99.99% of the particles will be trapped in the filter.
Novita NAP611-i Air Purifier - Glaxy Black$549.00 SGD
Novita NAP611-i Air Purifier - Pearl White$549.00 SGD
Novita NAP501 - Air Purifier$299.00 SGD
For the bedroom, choose a small air purifier with a dedicated sleep mode.
Air Purifier (AC4025 / 01)$229.00 SGD
Air Purifier with Dedicated Sleep Mode$469.00 SGD
Combi Air Purifier and Humidifier$899.00 SGD
As for the living room, make sure that the air purifier is big enough to cover the whole area!
Novita NAS6000 - Air Steriliser - Gallant Black$849.00 SGD
Novita NAS6000 - Air Steriliser - Cosmic White$849.00 SGD
Rowenta Intense Pure Air PU2120$479.00 SGD
2. Purifying Plants
Once again, we have to admire nature's ability to keep itself clean. Did you know that there are some indoor plants that can naturally remove pollutants from our air?
The best plant to have indoors to remove carbon monoxide is actually bamboo palm. Place it close to the windows because it requires bright light to nourish!
The Golden Pothos is also a great indoor plant to reduce the carbon monoxide in the air. Keep it in our bedroom, bathroom and kitchen as it can grow in any light situation except direct sunlight!
Our favourite is definitely the English Ivy! It is recommended not only for carbon monoxide but also to remove allergens such as mold. Hang it from the ceiling in a basket and it instantly lifts up the look of a living room! Remember to water it generously.
3. Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp
Last but not least, this Himalayan Rock Salt Lamp not only looks super, but it is also a natural air purifier!