Indoor air quality plays a major role in the health and wellbeing of a household. But did you know that the air inside the home is often worse than outside air? One reason for this is biological pollutants. What are they?

As disgusting as it sounds, biological pollutants are living organisms or fragments of them that are found in practically every house, floating undetected in the air we breathe. The more common kinds of living organisms found in your home are viruses and bacteria, dust mites, pet dander, pollen, and cockroach parts.

Is there a way to reduce the number of biological pollutants in your home? One thing you can do is try to prevent conditions that encourage them to thrive. Bio pollutants love moisture, so a good start is to try to reduce humidity levels in your home. You could do this by opening the windows to create good airflow through the home. You can also lower humidity with a humidifier or a/c unit. If you use this method, however, make sure you clean the units and check the filters regularly, otherwise, they may make your indoor air quality worse rather than better.