Keep Your Home and Car Smoke-Free
Never smoke near children. Second-hand smoke increases the risk of heart disease, lung cancer, and asthma, and is linked to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
Keep Wood Smoke Out
Replace older wood stoves with cleaner gas, pellet, or EPA-certified wood stoves.
Keep it Clean
Vacuum and dust regularly. Dust using a wet rag and use a vacuum with a HEPA filter if you can. Dust particles may contain toxic chemicals.
Keep Mold Away
Mold can grow in places that are wet. Repair water leaks and dry wet areas right away. Prevent moisture by using kitchen and bathroom fans that vent to the outdoors.
Keep it Aired-Out
Air out your whole house regularly. Fresh air reduces the concentration of contaminants.
Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Never use gasoline-powered equipment or burn charcoal inside. Never use a gas oven to heat your home. Install a carbon monoxide detector.
Test for Radon
Radon gas is colorless and odorless and occurs naturally. It can seep into your home from the ground. Test for radon with a home test kit.