Sotirios Papathanasiou: Indoor Ventilation’s Impact on Performance and Health | Room by Room #28

In this episode, host Gabriella Joustra is joined by Sotirios Papathanasiou, an air quality expert who partners with companies to improve the air quality of their indoor spaces

Air quality is a critical aspect of health, but little is known and talked about how to ensure healthy air at home. Ventilation is key, and this episode will reveal just how important it is and how you can improve it for your overall well-being.

Meet Sotirios Papathanasiou

Originally an electronics engineer, Sotirios Papathanasiou has since worked in the air quality industry since 2014. He collaborates with companies to create air quality monitors for indoor spaces to improve their well-being. He believes there is a dire need to maintain healthy air for everyone, and advocates for better air quality awareness through his blog and published books.

About the episode

The discussion started with ventilation mechanics. Sotirios discussed how important ventilation is for the human body and the many ways in which ventilation practices can impact air quality.

With his expertise, he discussed how air quality can affect the human body. He discussed particulate pollution from the outside environment, created through burning, and through your everyday practices.

He discussed how harmful particles such as carbon dioxide could penetrate the body, trigger allergies, and do more things that still need research to uncover.

Sotirios revealed that removing wood stoves and gas stoves for cooking is one of the easiest ways to remove carbon from your indoor environment. Other tips include creating a good ventilation system, acquiring air quality measurement devices, and minimizing the usage of chemical-based scents. He discussed that good house air quality should smell neutral.

He also discussed other tips for ventilating your home. Sotirios discussed finding the right time for manual ventilation, implementing an indoor purification system, and choosing the right products for you.

Sotirios believes that although it might seem complex at first, maintaining good indoor air quality is a must if you want to stay healthy in an increasingly polluted world.

In conclusion

Home ventilation is not always discussed as an aspect of your health, but it’s essential. Humans need to breathe every second of the day, and it makes sense that the quality of air you breathe can, therefore, affect your body. This episode tackled guidelines and practices that you can implement to ensure that what’s coming into your body is only the best for you.

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