How To Keep Lungs Healthy

Reduce indoor air pollution

Indoor air pollution can damage the lungs and worsen asthma and allergies. To reduce indoor air pollution, a person can follow these measures:

  • Use an Environmental Protection Agency-approved air filter, and replace it every 60­–90 days.
  • Test the home for mold if there is visible mold or a moldy smell.
  • Test the home for radon.
  • Avoid using chemicals with a strong odor in an unventilated space.
  • Wear a mask when painting or working with strong chemicals.
  • Do not allow people to smoke inside the home.
  • Keep doors and windows closed when the air outside is very polluted.

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Source: MedicalNewsToday

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