Combatting Indoor Pollution
Innovative solutions and natural remedies for a safe and healthy home
Once you close the door to your home, feeling safe and able to relax is truly priceless.
This is why you must be aware of the causes of indoor pollution and the main ways in which it can be reduced.
Even you, at home, can do a great deal.
If plants make excellent decorative elements for the home, they are also an effective weapon in the fight against domestic pollution
In particular, the so-called “pollution-eating plants” can absorb toxic substances such as benzene and formaldehyde.
If we can implement several effective solutions to protect ourselves from health-damaging substances and humidity, we can also opt for environmentally friendly surfaces such as those offered by Granitifiandre and Iris Ceramica, which produce materials with the innovative "Active Clean Air & Antibacterial Ceramic™" system, thereby reducing bacteria in the home by 100% thanks to the photocatalysis generated by the titanium dioxide ceramic layers.
If plants make excellent decorative elements for the home, they are also an effective weapon in the fight against domestic pollution.
In particular, the so-called “pollution-eating plants” (dracena, ficus benjamina, spathiphyllum, hedera) can absorb toxic substances such as benzene and formaldehyde.
To confirm that this is not simply an old wives’ tale, Nasa will soon be giving its scientific opinion after studying the extraordinary ability of these plants to purify the air, with a view to using them during long periods spent at space stations.
Choose an alternative to traditional wall paint; instead opt for an effective system which prevents you from inhaling the volatile toxic substances they contain.
Even changing the colour of your walls can provide an opportunity to go 'green'.
Choosing environmentally friendly and natural paints over standard versions will be good for you, the walls and the environment.
This is our ideal, the inspiration behind Scavolini Green Mind which uses Idroleb ecological panels for all kitchens.
These panels are made using 100% recycled wood, with the very lowest formaldehyde emission levels in the world.
Furthermore, Scavolini uses wood particle board panels with a low formaldehyde content (made using 100% post-consumption, woody material) for the other parts of the cabinet.