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
Smoking is unrivaled in its harmful health consequences, both from a health and indoor air pollution standpoint.
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.
When cooking, keep windows open or fans on to remove cooking fumes.
Home textiles such as rugs, upholstery, and bedding can attract dust and allergens. Be regular with dusting and vacuuming.
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.
Electrostatic filters trap dust and other airborne irritants that are recycled throughout the home.
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.
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.
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.