How-To Keep Your Home Healthy

How Indoor Air Quality Impacts Your Familia’s Health

But people aren’t aware of the important role indoor air plays in creating a healthy home.

The truth is that improved indoor air quality can lead to a healthier lifestyle for you and your familia. The good news is that there are steps you can take to improve the air quality in your home and your overall quality of life. If you are remodeling or building your home,  there are several changes that can minimize contaminants and improve the air you breathe.

Since many of us spend an estimated 90 percent of our lives indoors it is important to know that there are many ways to be proactive about keeping ourselves and our familias healthy indoors. Education is the first step.

Maintaining A Healthy Home Means Promoting A Healthy Lifestyle

You are more likely to improve air quality by making temporary changes—such as cleaning carpets, using cleaning products that promise to reduce pollutants and cleaning and/or disinfecting ducts. However, there are things that can have a longer lasting affect such as:

  • Keeping your house mold-free. Mold spores produce allergens that can trigger asthma attacks and cause sneezing, runny nose and red eyes.
  • Useing safer building materials such as stainless steel, tile, adobe and insulation without added formaldehydes, such as SAFETOUCH™ Fiberglass-Free Insulation.
  • Keeping your home free of radon. The colorless, odorless gas can cause lung cancer. Ensure your home is properly insulated to prevent leaks.

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