What can you do to reduce indoor pollutant exposures?
We spend most of our time indoors where air pollutant levels are often higher than outdoors. Chemicals released from consumer products, gas appliances, building materials, smoking, and furniture can all contribute to this problem. Exposure to indoor air pollutants can result in a range of health effects, such as eye and throat irritation, asthma and other respiratory diseases and cancer. The most effective way to protect your family and yourself from indoor air pollution is to prevent or minimize the release of pollutants indoors in the first place. Ventilation with outdoor air can be very effective, too.