Wat is luchtkwaliteit? En wat is het belang hiervan voor je leefomgeving?

What is air quality? And what is the importance of this for your living environment?

Air quality is a very diverse and underexposed subject. Many people are not yet aware of this subject and the importance of good air quality for your personal living environment.

Air flow in the house

We spend a large part of our lives at home. This is our home, a nice place. Our personal living environment. We spend more time in one room than in another. For example, we spend 1/3 of the day in the bedroom. This is quite long.

There is a continuous air flow in the house. This is invisible but always present. This air contains the oxygen we breathe, but it also consists of many more particles. These can also be impure particles. We all breathe this.

Impure particles can consist of allergens, bacteria, particulate matter and pollen. You can imagine that if we continuously inhale these particles, this is not good for our body and our health. It is therefore important that the air in your home is as clean and pure as possible, so that your living environment is optimal for your well-being.

What determines what is in the airflow?

The content of the air flow comes from outside and inside and can vary widely. If you ventilate every day and open the windows, fresh outside air comes in. In addition to the fact that it contains a new fresh charge of oxygen, this air may also contain dust particles and pollen. You can suffer from this if you are asthmatic or have hay fever.

In addition, airflow is also affected indoors. This can be done in various ways. If you have pets, small flakes and hairs can become airborne. This also spreads pet allergens. If you or someone else is allergic to this, this may cause complaints.

If people in your household have the flu or a cold, bacteria will be spread during every exhalation and will be carried into the air flow. This ensures that transferability can be increased.

Finally, CO2 is also part of the air quality in your home. As a human being, you exhale CO2 with every exhalation you take. In addition, CO2 can also be released if you use a wood stove, for example. The release of CO2 reduces the amount of oxygen in the air, meaning you can breathe in less oxygen. This is not very good for your health and can lead to headaches, fatigue and loss of concentration.



We actually talked about the content of the air before. But there are also different types of air that can be present in your home. Simply put, this can be divided into dry air, well-balanced air and moist air. The type of air is determined by the humidity in your home.

What is humidity?

The name actually says it all: the amount of moisture (water vapor) in the air. The air can contain very little moisture but also a lot. We then talk about dry and moist air respectively.

The humidity in the home is expressed as a percentage. If the humidity is below approximately 40%, we speak of dry air (low humidity). If the humidity is above approximately 60%, we speak of moist air (high humidity). A well-balanced humidity ranges from approximately 40% to approximately 60% and creates a healthy living environment.

Dry air

When the air is dry, there is relatively little moisture (water vapor) in the air. The humidity is then low. If this is the case for a long time, your body loses fluid and your mucous membranes dry out. In dry air, your lungs are also less able to absorb oxygen from the air. This causes various complaints such as headaches, fatigue and concentration problems. Your throat and lungs dry out, which can also cause you to suffer from a dry throat and a dry cough. An environment with too dry air is therefore anything but a pleasant living environment.

Moist air

On the other hand, if the air is too humid, there is a relatively large amount of water vapor in the air. This makes you sweat faster, but can also cause shortness of breath. Due to the high presence of water vapor, this also creates a breeding ground for insects and increases the risk of mold formation. That is absolutely not optimal for your personal living environment.


As you have read, air quality is a very diverse and comprehensive subject. It plays an important role in the quality of your living environment, where you spend many hours every day.

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