Health Tip: What's Polluting the Indoor Air?

Health Tip: What's Polluting the Indoor Air?

Health Tip: What's Polluting the Indoor Air?

Smoke, chemicals and vehicle exhaust are common sources

(HealthDay News) -- Indoor air pollution can trigger a host of breathing problems, especially for people with asthma and other respiratory issues.

The American Lung Association says common sources of indoor air pollution include:

  • Cigarette smoke.
  • Mold or mildew.
  • Improperly vented appliances, such as stoves or furnaces.
  • Exhaust from cars, motorcycles or lawn mowers.
  • Household chemicals.
  • A recent paint job.
  • Recent pesticide use.
  • Trash left inside the home or attached garage.
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