What are you breathing inside your home? People spend 90% of their time indoors where pollutants can be 2-5 times higher than outdoors. Improve your indoor environment by reducing pollutants and safety hazards.
Eight Ways to Make Your Home Healthier
1. Keep your home DRY
- A damp house provides a nurturing environment for mold, roaches, rodents and mites, all of which are associated with asthma.
2. Keep your home CLEAN
- A dirty house provides a welcoming environment for many pests and too much clutter leads to tripping hazards.
3. Keep your home PEST-FREE
- Studies show a relationship between exposure to mice and cockroaches and asthma in children.
4. Keep your home SAFE
- There are many safety hazards in the home, most of which are relatively easy to fix.
5. Keep your home CONTAMINANT-FREE
- In your home you may be exposed to lead, radon, carbon monoxide, tobacco smoke, and chemicals in household cleaners and pesticides. Contaminant levels indoors are often higher than outdoors.
6. Keep your home VENTILATED
- Air circulation is an important way to reduce indoor contaminants and mold. One thing you can improve ventilation is to use exhaust fans when bathing and cooking.
7. Keep your home MAINTAINED
- A well-maintained house means fewer cracks and holes for pests to enter through, heat and air to escape from, and places to fall.
8. Keep your home GREEN
- Energy efficiency and smart conservation of resources not only helps the environment but also helps save you money and create a healthier living space.
Learn more about these simple steps you can take to make your home healthier by visiting our Healthy Homes page.