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Tips for Reducing Indoor Pollutants in Your Home

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Topic Overview

Exposure to indoor air pollutants can cause respiratory problems, such as asthma attacks, or diseases, such as lung cancer. Pollutants include smoke, pet dander, radon, mold, cleaning products, and other chemicals. You can create a healthier home by following the tips below.1

Reduce allergens

Control moisture

Avoid heating problems

Check household furnishings

Be careful with household products

Improve air ventilation



  1. American Lung Association (2004). Health House: Pollutants in Your Home. Available online:
  2. Elliott L, et al. (2006). Volatile organic compounds and pulmonary function in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988–1994. Environmental Health Perspectives, 114(8): 1210–1214.

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Current as of: September 20, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
R. Steven Tharratt MD, MPVM, FACP, FCCP - Pulmonology, Critical Care Medicine, Medical Toxicology

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