Health Tip: Fight Indoor Pollution at Home
(HealthDay News) -- Where better to fight indoor air pollution than at home?
The American Lung Association suggests how:
Don't let anyone smoke in your home.
Test your home for radon.
Keep humidity levels under 50 percent and use a dehumidifier or air conditioner as needed. Clean this equipment regularly.
Fix any leaks in the home that could contribute to mold growth.
Put away food, cover trash and use bait to control pests.
Avoid burning wood, which adds to indoor pollution.
Don't use scented candles or fragrances to hide odors. Determine the source of an odor and clean it.
Use less toxic cleaning, household and hobby products.