It’s always a source of wonder to me when I hear, especially in political discourses, ‘I need’ or ‘we need’ to do something to improve or address a malady or situation.
For example, in order to clean up the mess in Washington D.C we need to enact term limits. Or, in order to improve my health I need to give up coffee.
Having reflected on all these directives which I need or we need to do, I have come to the conclusion that in fact there really aren’t that many things which one truly needs to do.
Death and Taxes
It’s said the only sure things in life are death and taxes. Yet, I do not need to pay taxes. I can elect not to pay and suffer the consequences. I don’t really even need food, clothing or shelter. I can choose not to partake of any of these and hasten my ultimate demise.
There are two major exceptions. I do need to sleep. My body will literally shut itself down and send me involuntarily to dreamland if I avoid sleeping.
The other thing I absolutely need to do is breathe. I just gotta do it. Can’t hold my breath for more than a minute before the lungs involuntarily make me take in air.
May is Clean Air Month
Since I do in fact need to breathe, I might as well get the cleanest air I can into my lungs. May is Clean Air Month, and if you’re not getting the cleanest air you can, there are measures you can take to improve it.
One of the most important things you can do is test for mold in your air. Breathing mold is very hazardous to your health. Mold detection kits are available at most hardware stores, can be found online or you may elect to have a professional analysis done of the air in your home and/or workplace. If mold is detected, consult with a mold remediation expert to knock out the problem.
Something’s Rotten in More Places Than Denmark
Breathing air which is compromised by odor is unpleasant and detracts from the quality of your surroundings. One of the most effective ways to eliminate odors in the air is through the use of an ozone generator.
Ozone is used to destroy these common odors:
• smoke odor
• pet odor
• urine odor
• cooking odors
• musty odors
• fecal odors
Ozone can even destroy skunk odor!
So if the air quality in your home or workplace is compromised, you don’t ‘need’ to do something about it, but you certainly can choose to. Stop masking odors, eliminate them! Your nose and your body will thank you.
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If you’re unfamiliar with the use of ozone to get rid of odors, we invite you to consult with the experts at Ozone Solutions. They work with businesses, landlords and homeowners to eliminate odors in the air. Ozone is a Green technology. You can visit their web site or their Facebook page.