Health Tip: Have Clean Air at Home
(HealthDay News) -- Polluted air inside the home can aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms.
The American Lung Association offers these suggestions to help keep the air clean at home:
Don't allow smoking in the home.
Have your home tested for radon gas.
Make sure your home's humidity level is below 50 percent. Install a dehumidifier if humidity levels are too high.
To prevent attracting mold, make sure no plumbing is dripping or leaking.
Keep trash covered and food securely stored to ward off pests.
Avoid using candles or sprays to hide odors.
Avoid using household products that contain toxic chemicals.