Healthy Air at Home | American Lung Association

Healthy Air at Home

While it’s easy to see when you need to dust or sweep, it’s harder to know when the air in your home needs cleaning. In fact, the indoor air you breathe can be hazardous to your health without any telltale signs. Indoor air can be even more polluted than the air outdoors. Don’t let the air in your home threaten your family's health, especially if someone in your family has asthma or another lung disease. Let us show you how to protect them.

  • How to Know if Your Air Is Unhealthy
    Do you think the air in your home may be dirty? Use our helpful tips to uncover the sometimes surprising culprits behind your air quality problems.
  • Tips to Keep Pollution Out
    Make healthy air in your home your goal. How? First, keep pollution out. Here are some easy, but important tips to do that.
  • Ventilation: How Buildings Breathe
    Proper ventilation keeps the air fresh and healthy indoors. That's why ventilation is crucial to healthy indoor air.
  • Indoor Air Pollutants and Health
    Learn more about the pollutants that make indoor air unhealthy.
  • New Construction and Remodeling
    Are you building a new house? Redoing your kitchen? Learn ways to build or remodel that help keep healthy air in your home—and get valuable tips for saving energy.
  • Health House
    The Health House program provides guidelines, tools and resources for consumers and builders to build and maintain healthier homes.
  • Smokefree Policies in Multi-Unit Housing
    Smoke can migrate from other units and common areas and travel through doorways, cracks in walls, electrical lines, plumbing, and ventilation systems.

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