How to Improve Air Quality at Home

Keep Bathrooms Well-Ventilated

Install an exhaust fan to prevent moisture build-up. When moisture and steam build up, mold, mites, and fungus also build-up, which can cause or worsen allergies

Avoid Smoking When Indoors

Smoking is unrivaled in its harmful health consequences, both from a health and indoor air pollution standpoint.

Steer Clear of Cleaning Products with Toxic Chemicals

The biggest culprits are bleach and formaldehyde. Not only is bleach itself toxic, but it also reacts with cooking fumes to produce harmful gases that can wreak havoc.

Make Changes In The Kitchen

When cooking, keep windows open or fans on to remove cooking fumes.

Keep Dust Away

Home textiles such as rugs, upholstery, and bedding can attract dust and allergens. Be regular with dusting and vacuuming. 

Improve Indoor Ventilation

Whether you're cleaning, cooking, or painting the walls, keeping windows open improves ventilation, allows fresh air to enter, and prevents the buildup of pollutants.

Check Filters and Ducts Regularly

Electrostatic filters trap dust and other airborne irritants that are recycled throughout the home.

Avoid Strong Fragrances

Air fresheners, insect repellents like mosquito nets, perfumes, incense sticks, scented oils, and candles release organic compounds like nitrogen dioxide and aerosols that can irritate.

Use Indoor Plants

An oft-cited 1989 NASA study on the role of houseplants in air purification found that some houseplants are effective air purifiers, removing benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, xylene, and ammonia.

Dust Correctly

Remove dust particles with a cloth instead of beating the dust. This keeps dust particles on the fabric instead of removing them into the air.