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“Clean Air at Home” a step-by-step guide to breathing cleaner air at home

IKEA has put together a practical guide, which highlights some easy and affordable choices and behavioural changes you can make to breathe cleaner air at home. In our research on clean air, we’ve discovered that most of us underestimate the threat of air pollution because we can’t see or smell it. There is a general misconception that air pollution mainly happens outdoors, and that our home is a safe haven. In fact, there are many small everyday activities such as burning your toast that can expose us to as much pollution as standing at a busy road junction.

IKEA works in a number of different ways so that everyone can live a better, healthier life in their homes. Giving people access to clean air is a priority. “Air pollution is such a massive and global challenge it’s easy to feel helpless to make a difference. With this guide we hope to show people the many simple changes you can make in your day to day life to improve the air in your home – even something as simple as putting your toast under your kitchen exhaust hood when it’s in use,” says Alexandra Audrey Galef, sustainability development leader at IKEA Range & Supply.  

Clean Air at Home is a step-by-step guide to help improve access to clean air inside homes. Step 1 is to familiarize yourself with the most common pollutants, Step 2 is to go room by room in your home to identify which pollutants are likely present in your home, and Step 3 is to implement some practical and affordable solutions to reduce or eliminate those pollutants.

At IKEA, we are committed to actively reducing air pollutants and enabling people to purify the air in their homes. We know that there is no single solution to solve air pollution, and we are always in search of new ways to contribute to a world of clean air.


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