Air quality in your home is extremely important to improving your breathing and the quality of your life. Here are some tips to help you breathe better.

  • Stay away from cigarette or cigar smoke. If you smoke, now is a good time to quit. Avoid secondhand smoke as well.  Make sure no one smokes inside your home.

  • Remove clutter that can collect dust and make it harder to breathe.

  • Make sure someone vacuums and dusts. If you are doing it, wear a face mask so that you don’t breathe in the dust. Vacuuming is especially important if you have pets that leave fur or dander on the carpets and furniture.

  • Reduce your exposure to chemicals by using organic cleaners or natural cleaners, such as baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar. Open windows and keep the area well ventilated when cleaning.

  • Keep your bathroom and kitchen well ventilated to avoid damp conditions that encourage the growth of mildew, mold, and bacteria.