Get Rid of Indoor Air Pollution
"New houses are sealed too tight and it's like living inside a plastic bag. Heat recovery ventilators should be mandatory."
- Boubou in the comments
As we seal cold air out of our homes in the winter, we're also sealing in pollution, say experts. A recent article at MSNBC recommends several ways to make the air inside your home healthier to breathe this winter. Avoiding scented candles this holiday season will help lessen pollution inside your home. Candles with fragrance give off particulates that may aggravate asthma or inflame the respiratory tract. Even worse, allergens like dust may hitch a ride on particulates, making breathing more difficult. Another tip is to change your heating filter every three months, using a filter with a rating of at least 8 on the minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV). Experts also recommend opening a window in your bedroom for a few minutes each morning and night to replenish oxygen levels.