Saturday, 23 September 2017

Improve Indoor Air Quality-Make Way for #CleanAirBeautifulHomes

Air pollution is a crucial and critical topic of environmentalists of all the nations in the world. It is a never ending story. Compared to outdoor air pollution, indoor air pollution is the most dangerous one as we spend most of  our time inside the house or office. Indoor air pollution is caused by gasoline, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, lead, volatile organic components, pesticides, biological pollutants, formaldehyde, asbestos, perchloroethylene, toluol and radon. 

Use of synthetic materials for construction, the use of chemical products are the main reasons for pollution of air within the house. We ignore and take it for granted thinking that our houses are pollution free as we clean the house atleast once a week. Here ignorance is not bliss but a curse. WHO cautions about the increase of daily average of pollutant level that are emitted indoors. By simple methods and following some important guidelines we can manage this menace.

Creating awareness


creating awareness about indoor pollution க்கான பட முடிவு

When we become sensitive to this issue half the battle is won. We are so ignorant of so many facets of safeguarding ourselves that we don’t bother about the dire consequences of such ignorance. We take so many security measures to safeguard ourselves.. But we neglect the cleanliness of our house as we are so busy with our own business. Later on we have to pay the price in the form of diseases such as bronchitis, pulmonary cancer, leukemia, mesothelioma, emphysema, pneumonia, cardiovascular problems, etc. Prevention is better than cure applies here.

Make the house smoke free


smoke free house க்கான பட முடிவு

Youngsters take to smoking due to the pressure of peers or simply considering it as fashion and many elders also smoke as they become addicted to this harmful habit due to stress. In some places like hotel, we can see there is a separate section or room to accommodate such smokers. There are some chain smokers and they smoke when they are sitting with their family members. It is very dangerous because passive smokers are affected to a great extent. Especially children will be affected badly. If you smoke, it is better you give up the habit or you choose a place outside your house in order to smoke. When the smoke mixes with air, it is a great cause of worry for others. E-cigarette is also harmful as it not only leads to nicotine addiction but also causes indoor air pollution.


Poor ventilation

poor ventilation in house க்கான பட முடிவு


Many serious health problems arise due to poor ventilation in the house. Especially, exposure to carbon monoxide will lead to cardiovascular diseases. I have seen houses similar to go downs without any windows to allow air inside the house. It is not favorable to our living condition as the air that we breathe will lack oxygen. Grow plants that absorbs impure air. Felling of trees are discouraged and planting of saplings is encouraged. Nature plays a pivotal role in keeping the ecological equilibrium intact. In houses we can grow up vegetable plants so that we need not purchase vegetables from the market. Rose, Lilly and other flower plants add splendor to our homes.

Use exhaust fans 


exhaust fans in kitchen and bathroom க்கான பட முடிவு


We can't control air pollution outside our house but we can control it inside our house by using exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom. For better indoor air quality exhaust fans are a must in every house. If you don't have one, hire an electrician to install it.  Also make sure that the exhaust fans are in functioning condition.  If you have asbestos floor tiles in bathrooms, have a professional to repair it in order to avoid pollutants when it is broken. Use exhaust fan while cooking and washing to avoid moisture mixing with the air causing pollution.

Stop the use of chemical air fresheners


stop using chemical air fresheners க்கான பட முடிவு

We think that the air fresheners make our house and office clean. How wrong we are!!! Headaches, skin rashes, nausea, mental disorders, migraines, asthma attacks, infertility are all because of inhaling air fresheners. We don't know the severity of this issue until we become a victim to it.  Air fresheners are said to contain one or more of the following toxic chemicals.
  1. Formaldehyde
  2. Camphor
  3. Benzyl alcohol
  4. Phenol
  5. Ethanol
  6. Benzene
  7. Petroleum based toxins
The commercial air freshener may contain chemicals that are not listed out here. Making our very own air freshener is the best solution to avoid contaminating fresh air with chemicals. In a water spray bottle, mix organic aroma oil. Spritz around your house or office. 

Old is not always gold


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We buy consumer goods like TV, Mixie, grinder, newspapers, magazines and much more. When they get old (not in the usable condition) we don’t dispose it off. But we keep them in the store room for a long time. This is a bad practice. There are so many vendors ready to take them and hence we should give it to them. We should not keep them as a treasure. We should also get rid of the things that we don't need anymore (like toys, broken wooden table) as dust and dirty particles accumulate in them creating air pollution. It is better to be safe than to regret.

E-Waste is venomous


home appliances க்கான பட முடிவு

Nowadays electronic goods are purchased and every household is having more than a dozen electronic gadgets. The children and parents are holding electronic gadgets such as smartphones. Laptop, computer and other related accessories are also there to occupy the house. When the said items become out moded or they slip into irreparable condition their disposal should be done very carefully. We cannot throw them into the dustbins just like that .They should be given to any organization which handles the recycling of such equipments immediately beecause if you keep it in your house for long, it will cause air pollution.

Laundry detergents are toxic


laundry detergents are toxic க்கான பட முடிவு

If we can smell the fragrance on our clothes, it is probably because there may be toxic ingredients in the laundry detergent that we use daily. Even the ones that say it contains natural ingredients may be toxic. We never know. First and foremost, we must go through the ingredients of the detergent. If it has harmful carcinogens such as nonylphenol ethoxylate, then we are better off avoiding them. If we don't take this as a warning sign, all these carcinogens do is lead our family to cancer and hormonal imbalances. We must switch to a safer product that does not contain carcinogens as an active ingredient. 

Chlorine in the air

chlorine in the air க்கான பட முடிவு

Do you know that consumption of chlorine water or inhaling chlorine causes birth defects, miscarriages in women and reduced sperm count in men? So next time, when you take bath or drink water make sure that you filter out chlorine. Chlorine doesn't directly cause threat to the living beings but when it combines with the other chemicals, it is a great cause for worry. Respiratory disorders, lung irritation, poor immune system, skin diseases, eye problems are caused because of getting in contact with chlorine.

Never buy plastic 


never use plastic bags க்கான பட முடிவு

As long as we human beings are alive we would have the need to dispose garbage bags. It has been discussed many a times. Plastic bags contain toxic elements that can cause water, air and soil pollution. How many of us actually hear this? We know plastic bags can cause cancers and other harmful diseases very well. But we use plastic bags daily just because they are cheap. Our health has become a joke. Be a health freak. Also don't eat food and drinks that comes from plastic packaging and avoid use of plastic bags, plastic toys, plastic containers entirely. 

Kill dust mites

Kill dust mites க்கான பட முடிவு

The real problem with the dust mites is that they can firmly sit in our sofa, mattresses, pillows, table cloth, carpets, etc.  So before cleaning the house, we need to make sure the dust is wiped out in these things. If not, the dust will mix with the air and cause allergies to us. Dusting often is necessary to destroy dust mites. Using a HEPA filter vacuum and air filter will help to decrease and destroy these mites to a large extent. It is also best to use humidifier to kill dust mites. If you don't kill dust mites, it will lead to eczema, conjunctivitis and many such diseases.

Pets are stress busters ,but creators of air pollution

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Pets like dogs, cats, rabbits and birds play a vital role in our life. By their mischievous and playful actions they make us laugh, feel funny and joyful. Dogs, cats and rabbits should be trained to toilet manners so that they don't pee in our house. Even the food we give to them should not lie in the plate as flies will sit on them. We must clean the bird house thrice a week in order to feel the fresh, clean air. As we do this, pets also will breathe fresh air just like us and live a healthy life.


Cleaning the house should be taken as a serious one

cleaning the house க்கான பட முடிவு

By virtue of attraction to clean ambience we should clean our house in such a way that the house gives a majestic look. Many engage servant maid to do the job. But in reality, it is not sufficient. We have to plan and sort our program to make the cleaning job a serious one. I have seen family members thronging to restaurants on Sundays as they say they have undertaken the work of cleaning the house on that day. It is indeed a heartening idea and it results in our wellbeing and happiness. Where there is a will there is a way. You make out a schedule and involve all the family members and see that the house is cleaned to give a nice look.Cleaning refrigerator, air conditioner and other home appliances once a month saves a lot of trouble.

Team spirit wins


cleaning the house க்கான பட முடிவு


When  family moments contribute to the cleaning of the house and keeping the house neat and tidy, the burden would not be felt by a few alone. How we are taking time to clean our body in the same way we have to keep the house like a beautiful garden. Then only we can enjoy the serenity and tranquility and the living take you to joyfulness. Collecting the waste elements, filth and garbage, we should not throw them away just like that. Now the city corporation people are insisting that the waste materials to be disposed off should be sorted out category wise as their work would be easier. This is not only good for them but also to us as air pollution in the house is reduced constantly.

Eco- homes 


தொடர்புடைய படம்

Latest trend is to build Eco homes using natural resources . It is to live close to nature. In real sense if the Eco homes are built , we can call them Iconic homes.This would pave way for making ecologicla balance. 

Paint your home



Asian Paints has introduced a new paint called Royale Atmos that will absorb impure air. It makes our living a gleeful journey without any worry about our health. Asian paints has come with this mojo only to eradicate indoor pollution at our house. Go for it, enjoy the pure air and live a celestial life. Royale Atmos has 1750 shades.  Once you paint your house with Royale Atmos, you need not have any concern about indoor air quality at all as the paint protects your home against all harmful pollutants.

Visit https://www.asianpaints.com/atmos to know more about this miraculous paint. 

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Review of A Tribute to My Dreams

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No of Pages  : 150

Published by: Notionpress.com


Published on : 24 th April 2017


Genre: Fiction Family Drama


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My review. 

Cover rating : 4/5


Battles are never won on One Single Day.
One Must Fight Until Victory,
or Until One Becomes Lifeless


A tribute to my Dreams by Balachandran Kodandath is an intersing and amazing  read on a controversial subject with a great message. The book carries all  the emotions targeting the readers interested in sentiments and feelings.

The book questions about the logic in not allowing the father to have the custody of his daughter after the divorce. It elaborately discusses about the court proceedings. The author has portrayed the trauma and turmoil the father undergoes in a poignant  manner we feel for the protagonist. That way the author is successful and the storyteller in him make the page turner once you start the reading .

The language is simple and the pace is fast. The characters are real and the narrative prose is adorable. The story line nay be small . But the discussions,   arguments and counter arguments are heavy and honest as you can easily relate to them and make a great impact in your mind.

Overall it is wonderfully written by the author with enough plot to instigate a wonderful read. Anyone who is interested in reading about divorce, custody of   the child after the same , the conducting of the case of family relationship  by the court can read this . Anyone fond of family drama can find the book interesting . You can recommend this book to your friends and relatives .

I thank the author for having sent me the book in exchange of my honest and unbiased review. 

My rating: 4/5

Author 
Balachandran Kodandath

Taken from Amazon 

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Fashion meets tradition

Everybody dreams to own the most desirable home with unseen luxurious lifestyle amenities at affordable cost within a ten minute stroll to market, hospitals, schools and colleges. Albeit we choose a tranquil residence we face the problem of air pollution which hampers our serenity of   our family members as they become victim of such a desperate menace.

As the saying goes “charity begins at home”, we, the Eco-warriors have to start our struggle to combat this threat of air pollution by adhering to key guidelines .Let us   safeguard ourselves to get a gateway to the privileged life by putting all the efforts to eliminate the same.

Kitchen a vulnerable place for air pollution

kitchen க்கான பட முடிவுThe most vulnerable point in the house to cause air pollution is the kitchen where the cooking is undertaken using fire. It has got an exhaust fan to purify the air. This fan should be in working condition. Nowadays modular kitchen has become latest fashion and it takes care of the air pollution problem. It is our responsibility and concern to see that the same is mainlined properly.

Natural resources play a vital role in tackling air pollution

Image result for Kitchen gardenThere is all the hue and cry to stop the felling of the trees and plants. Kitchen gardening is a good aspect. Every household should have its own garden to give good air and idyllic life to all. This would make our living complete and the look is excellent. Roof gardening is also a good hobby as it provides us vegetables and the flowers are a great treat to our eyes.

Pristine dwelling assures the tranquil life

dust in house க்கான பட முடிவுDust and dirt pollute the air. Cleaning should be undertaken twice a day so that there is no accumulation of garbage and other waste elements. This should be disposed of then and there. Cleaning and tidying up the house should be undertaken with a team sprit sharing the work among the family members.  There are many firms come to the rescue of office goers by helping them to refurbish the same.
household appliances க்கான பட முடிவு
A stich in time

It has become our abrasive style to make use of all sort of household appliances and electrical and electronic equipment. Due to the hustle and bustle of life we forget to clean them at frequent intervals so that they don’t form the reason for air pollution. Take for example Air conditioner. It has to be cleaned every month. If we don’t do this, you can see impure air emanate from the same.

toilet cleaning க்கான பட முடிவுToilet cleaning should be done on regular basis

We take all the carefulness to clean the toilet with all the chemicals available in the market. At no point of time we should allow the toilet overflow. This should be taken care of as dangerous gases come out.

painting and rewashing home க்கான பட முடிவுMaintain the home and feel the difference

We have to do the whitewashing and repainting on regular basis. Wear and tear apply to house also. It should be remembered to take care of the house by attending to small cracks and other damages if any.

family cleaning the house க்கான பட முடிவுShare more responsibility and save even more the environment

If we take care of our houses definitely it would have an impact on our environment. The local community would take care of the streets and the society works for the whole area. This would make our life a pleasant journey and we can script the story of fastest growth. If our environment is so good to make our living a joyful one, it is a great blessing. With a little hard work we can make the living condition lovable.  


Royale Atmos purifies air. It adds solution to our ecological problems. Pure air is as necessary as safety. This paint guarantees pure air and it is a great boon to our living. Our wellbeing is assured and we need not worry about the same. When there is Royale Atmos we don’t have to think about lack of pure air. It comes in many shades. There is approximately 1750 shades. Choose from them, you will be amazed to see your new improved home. 

Visit https://www.asianpaints.com/atmos to know more about Royale Atmos. 

REVIEW OF EUROPA

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