It is common knowledge that outdoor air pollution is bad for your health, but it is also important to keep the air inside your home clean as well. Having clean air to breath helps prevent heart and respiratory issues.
Here are 10 quick tips from Health to help keep irritants out of your home and maintain clean indoor air:
- Avoid wood-burning fireplaces that release soot and carbon into the air.
- Do not smoke, and keep smokers from smoking in your house. Second-hand smoke is just as deadly.
- Wash your sheets often and use mattress covers and pillowcases that are bed bug-proof to keep dust mites away.
- Avoid using a lot of chemicals, and try to use more natural ingredients to clean.
- Control the effects of pet dander by washing your hands after petting your animal, and keeping your pet out of your bedroom.
- Use an air purifiers to get rid of harmful particles in the air.
- Keep your windows closed to prevent outdoor air pollution from entering your home, particularly if you live in a big city.
- Invest in a good ventilation system to keep mold and mildew out of your home
- If you use a wood-burning stove, make sure it is completely enclosed and has a good ventilation system.
- Make sure to vacuum regularly to keep dust out of your carpets and your air.
Following these tips will keep your lungs healthy and the air in your home clean.