Indoor air pollution infiltrates your home silently, without notice, lurking in the most unsuspecting places and hiding in broad daylight as you go about your day. It can be a greater threat to your health than the smoke and smog that billows outdoors, leading to a range of health problems.

Recent studies have shown that indoor air pollution, which ranges from allergens and contagions to radiation, is emerging as a greater risk to your health than outdoor air pollution. If you’re lucky, the pollution in your home will only result in mild fatigue. If it’s worse, it can cause severe breathing problems and more.

Steps to Better Indoor Air Quality

  • 6 Moves Homeowners Can Make to Prevent Indoor Air PollutionProperly vent your home – Modern homes are incredibly energy efficient and airtight. Sure, you save on heating and cooling costs, but you’re probably paying for it in air quality if your home isn’t properly vented.
  • Test the air – Sometimes you can smell indoor air pollution, sometimes you can’t. Either way, you won’t be able to prevent indoor air pollution unless you know what it is, where it’s coming from and how to best eliminate it.
  • Stop using chemicals – Aerosol spray commonly used with household cleaning products have long been known to release toxic gases into your home. What’s not as commonly known is that the cleaning solutions often do the same. Avoid them if you can.
  • Upgrade the air filter – Air filters play an important role in helping prevent indoor air pollution. If you use higher quality air filters, you’ll have fewer allergens in your air.
  • Invest in an air cleaner – Technology is wonderful, and it can help you keep your air clean if you invest in an electric air cleaner.
  • Use house plants – One of the most effective and best-looking ways to prevent indoor air pollution is to have house plants around the house. They clean the air and look great.

For more information about keeping your indoor air pure, contact the experts at Bradbury Brothers today.

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