Your home’s air quality is affected many ways, with indoor air pollution leading to a variety of health problems, including allergies, asthma, headaches, chronic fatigue and more. Appliances and improper cleaning are just some of the ways indoor air quality is affected, so take a look around your home and perform actions that allow you and your family to breathe easier.
What are some household items that affect indoor air quality? Some are obvious, while others may be hurting air quality without you even realizing it. Such items include carpeting, paints and paint thinner, bedding materials, household cleaning products, upholstered furniture and personal care products. Pet dander and fur, pollen, dust mites, mold, second-hand smoke and improper ventilation also contribute to poor indoor air quality. Removing these contributors or finding ways to lessen their effects is one of the best ways to ensure optimal air quality in the home.
Improving Air Quality: A Room-By-Room Guide
Rather than feeling overwhelmed at the thought of trying to improve indoor air quality, work on each room of the home and make changes where needed.
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