Home repairs, in addition to the main result – pleasant feelings from a sense of novelty – can also have a side effect: malaise from the fumes of paints, varnishes and other chemicals used to decorate the premises. Moreover, the emission of harmful gases can continue for a long time after drying of the applied coatings. To reduce their unpleasant effect, it is advisable to arrange ivy pots in the room. It absorbs formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide well (the latter quality makes ivy a very valuable plant in urban apartments and helps clean the air from the street).
In addition, if there is a cat in the house whose life spans four walls – again a classic example of urban housing – then the notorious cat toilet can become a source of allergies for the owners. Continue reading