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We tend to think of air pollution as something outside — smog, ozone, or haze hanging in the air, especially in summer. But the truth is, the air inside homes, offices, and other buildings can be more polluted than the air outside.
Changing your HVAC air filter regularly is an important first step, but consider the indoor air quality impacts of the products you buy. Everything from cleaning products to furniture, rugs, and carpets can release volatile organic compounds. Furnaces and stoves pollute the air with carbon monoxide. Dust and pet dander can collect in all sort of places. At a minimum, a periodic airing out of your home will help clear some of these irritants and health hazards out.
Spend some time with the information below, and then give some thought to what you’re already doing to keep clean air in your home. What more could you be doing? Share your thoughts, and tell us what you do to make sure that your family is breathing indoor air that’s as clean as possible.