The holidays are often a time of family gathering and togetherness, but the gathering of large groups of people in a small space can wreak havoc on your air quality.
The aromas of many different foods will float through the air, possibly disturbing those with a distaste for certain items, or the number of candles and air fresheners used to keep the whole house smelling clean throughout the day can begin to cause sneezing and irritation.
Smoking is another problem to worry about. You may not smoke, but the secondhand smoke from your aunt can be just as dangerous to the family. Even forcing the smokers to do their business outside doesn't save those inside from feeling the effects, as the smoke and odor may drift in through the cracks.
Rarely used fireplaces or wood-burning stoves are often lit during these gatherings, whether to provide extra warmth or just to add to the decor. The smoke they create, especially if rarely used and cleaned, can be harmful as well.
Consider combating these holiday problems by investing in a medical-grade air purifier. Their powerful filtering technology can keep the air inside your home fresh and healthy all winter long.