Speaking at a panel discussion session
"Indoor wellness is a key part of the components within the Wellness Wheel, comprising of areas related to individual's overall health and wellness in seven dimensions, emotional, intellectual, physical, social, environmental, financial and spiritual. All dimensions are interconnected and plays an important role in achieving a well-rounded, holistic and balanced lifestyle," says Dr Rajbans Singh, President of Malaysian Wellness Society (MWS), who was a
The Indoor Wellness
According to the Indoor Wellness Survey, approximately 60% of surveyed Malaysians (or 6 out of every 10 respondents) have poor indoor air quality, with almost 70% of them who are single and the remaining being married. The Survey further shows that the healthiest group of respondents
Comparing all the various spaces at home, the kitchen is rated as the cleanest space at home while the unhealthiest spaces in the surveyed homes are the living room and bedroom, which is attributed to the fact that
Following the survey, an Indoor Wellness Guideline was developed in partnership with the Malaysian Society of Allergy and Immunology ("MSAI"), the first-ever of such guideline by MSAI. The guideline further educate the public on why indoor wellness are important and sharing practical steps and expert advice on ways we can
The ten common air pollutants
VOC, , strong smelling formaldehyde released from furnishings and building material. colourless and bacteria Mould Chemicals from cleaning product Cigarette and tobacco smoke
- Combustion gasses
- Outdoor air pollutants
- Animal hair and dander
- Gasses including radon
- Dust mites
- Carbon monoxide
Long term exposure to these pollutants could increase the risk of health problems such as asthma, allergies, cataracts, acute lower respiratory infections, ear and upper respiratory infections, tuberculosis, and nasopharyngeal and laryngeal cancers. Don't wait! Here are some easy ways you can improve the air quality at home
- Vacuum rooms at least twice a week.
- Swap chemical cleaners for milder disinfectants or try to use natural alternatives such as lemon juice, baking soda etc.
- Clean your sofas, mattresses and storage units every week.
- Ventilate rooms daily by opening windows.
- Invest in a good air purifier.
- Wipe your toiletries dry frequently to prevent the growth of bacteria.
- Empty your trash can daily and place a lid over your
trashcanto prevent bacteria from escaping into the air.
The Indoor Wellness
The Nippon Paint's functional coatings go hand-in-hand with the concept of providing a safer and sustainable future for all, especially through the Child Wellness Range and Green Choice Series. The Child Wellness Range leverages on the Active Carbon Technology, designed to absorb harmful formaldehyde from the air, converting them into water
vapour for cleaner air. It also contains the Silver Ion Technology to mitigate the growth of viruses and bacteria from spreading through walls. Leveraging on its Anti-Stain Technology, the Nippon Paint's coating solutions provide parents the ease of mind for their children to express creativity because stains can be easily cleaned or wiped off. On the other hand, Nippon Paint's Green Choice Series includes both interior and exterior paints formulated with the wellness of the environment and consumers health in mind. The series features water-based, non-added lead and mercury as well as near-zero Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) coatings.
Wellness is not just about maintaining a balanced diet or following a fitness regimen, it is also about breathing in clean air, indoors. With the Nippon Paint Indoor Wellness
Programme, you'll learn about the dangers of polluted air, as well as tips to clean and tidy the main living spaces the right way. Not to mention, the solutions for cleaner air also come from the paints you use. The Nippon Paint Indoor Wellness is available for download here. Programme