Protect Yourself from Indoor Air Pollution

Take action to eliminate or reduce exposure to indoor air pollution.

There are several ways to reduce pollutants and improve the air quality in your home. The first place to start is to identify the source of pollution indoors. Signs of Unhealthy Air can help you identify if there are problems with your indoor air. Learn about the specific pollutants and sources of pollution that may be impacting your indoor air in What Makes Indoor Air Unhealthy.

To fix indoor air pollution problems, first work to remove the source of the pollution – called source control. Next, ventilation can be used to draw in fresh outdoor air to help dilute pollutants indoors and reduce humidity. Lastly, cleaning the indoor air through mechanical means can help to remove pollutants from the air. These actions can greatly reduce indoor air pollution and provide healthier indoor spaces.

Page last updated: November 20, 2023

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