Odor

Odor – Definition

As a highly sensitive as well as subjective topic, odor affects everybody in a different way. What smells pleasant to one nose, can be an intolerability to another. When it comes to smells which are dangerous, however, everybody should be aware of their origin and how to avoid them.

Fact

A study published by Science magazine shows that humans can discriminate more than 1 trillion olfactory stimuli.

Main Sources

The sources of odor are as countless as the different perceptions by individual people. An improperly ventilated room that has a stale smell, cooking related scents or odors from the bathroom are just a few that regularly occur inside our homes. Moreover, cigarette smoke, canalization, traffic, factories or the burning of materials can be sources of unpleasant odors that come from the outer surroundings.

Fact

A study published by Science magazine shows that humans can discriminate more than 1 trillion olfactory stimuli.

Main Sources

Cooking related scents or odors from the bathroom regularly occur inside our homes. Moreover, cigarette smoke, canalization, traffic, factories or the burning of materials can be sources of unpleasant odors.

Dangers & Risks

Despite the fact that many odors are not dangerous, they can impair the quality of living by being unpleasant or irritating. With longer duration, they can even become unbearable. Other odors, however, do impose a risk on health such as constant cigarette smoke from a neighbor or toxic emissions from burning processes.

Times, dogs can smell better than humans.

Dangers & Risks

Many odors are not dangerous, but can impair the quality of living. Other odors do impose a risk on health such as cigarette smoke or toxic emissions from burning processes.

Times, dogs can smell better than humans

Short-Term Solutions

To rid your house of odors that are produced inside, the obvious solution is to ventilate the room. Naturally, this will only be effective if the ambient air is of good quality. In order to shield yourself from outside odors, you can keep windows closed, which will, however, cause CO2 levels to rise quickly. This imposes further health risks, see CO2 (link).

Short-Term Solutions

To rid your house of odors the solution is ventilation which is only effective if the ambient air is of good quality. Keeping windows closed causes CO2 levels to rise which imposes health risks, see here.

Long-Term Solutions

In order to keep regularly occurring odors out, an air quality management system can be an expedient solution. Ingenious technologies like The Breeze Lab’s AirQPort® filter the ambient air when entering the building and effuse clean, odor-free and healthy respiratory air.

Long-Term Solutions

Ingenious technologies like The Breeze Lab’s AirQPort® filter the ambient air when entering the building and effuse clean, odor-free and healthy respiratory air.