Health Tip: Breathe Easier Indoors

September 13, 2005-- Posted at 3:00 PM CDT

(HealthDay News) -- Since most people spend more time indoors than out, the air quality of the indoor environment can play an important role in maintaining good health, according to Health Canada.

Here's how to keep indoor air quality healthy:

  • Control the humidity and let more air into your home to prevent moisture from building up on walls and windows.
  • Repair leaky roofs, walls and basements.
  • Get rid of moldy surfaces with a solution of bleach and water -- about one cup of bleach per gallon of water.
  • Keep your home clean and dust-free.
  • Buy a hygrometer to measure indoor humidity. This way you'll know whether you need a humidifier.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect humidifiers and air conditioners.

 -- Felicity Stone

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