How To Maintain Healthy Indoor Air

Michael Rubino wrote a featured article in mindbodygreen discussing ways to promote healthy indoor air quality (and why we should).

Considering that the average individual takes 20,000 breaths a day and spends around 90% of their time indoors, it’s easy to see why our homes play a major role in our well-being.

The American Lung Association explains that inhaling contaminated indoor air can have wide-ranging effects on our health. Fine particles or other airborne contaminants can impact our respiratory system and lead to coughing, watery eyes, scratchy throat, a runny nose, and more symptoms.

We need to prioritize the quality of air within our indoor spaces, particularly when outdoor air quality is poor (as it has been across the country for much of this summer). The pollution from outside can infiltrate our homes and pose a significant risk to indoor air, particularly if it already contains elevated levels of contaminants.

So, how can you protect your indoor air when outdoor air is compromised? Here's a quick checklist.

Read the full article here: