Home > Health & Wellness > Health Library > Tips for Reducing Indoor Pollutants in Your Home
Exposure to indoor air pollutants can cause respiratory
problems, such as asthma attacks, or diseases, such as lung cancer. Pollutants include smoke, pet
radon, mold, cleaning products, and other chemicals.
You can create a healthier home by following the tips below.1
American Lung Association (2004). Health House: Pollutants in Your Home. Available online:
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,
Other Works Consulted
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2005). Citizen's Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety. Available online:
October 8, 2013
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Call First Nurse 24 Hours a Day for free health care advice, resources and referrals!
Ames: 515-239-6877In Iowa: 800-524-6877
Search health information online in our Mulimedia Health Library.
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
Patient Privacy |
Net Learning for Employees |
MGMC PACS for Physicians
1111 Duff Avenue Ames, IA 50010 - 515-239-2011 - email@example.com
©2014 Mary Greeley Medical Center - All rights reserved.