- Adopt a smoke-free home. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General)
- Install a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector near bedrooms and check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall.
- Vacuum carpets often to remove allergens that trigger asthma attacks and allergic reactions.
- Test your home for radon gas. If levels are above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) action level, take steps to reduce those levels. (EPA)
- Have gas appliances professionally installed, vented outside, and checked annually for carbon monoxide leaks.
- Never run cars, lawnmowers and other combustion devices inside the garage. Always operate a safe distance from windows and doors.
- Properly ventilate rooms with high humidity, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements, to prevent moisture buildup and mold.
Indoor air pollution can be a problem in a lot of homes...it can irritate your eyes, nose, and throat. The inside air pollution can be caused from a variety things. This list might not have everything on it, but is definitely things you should be aware of...wood smoke; tobacco smoke; gas-burning furnaces; gas-burning appliances; radon gas; mold; and allergens. Below is some health and safety tips to give you peace of mind and keep your home safe.