10 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality — and Improve Your Health

By: Guest Contributor

Improving indoor air quality is one of the best ways to reduce your family’s risk to allergies and airborne diseases.

It will also prevent mold and bacteria growth and accumulation in your home.

Here are 10 tips to improve indoor air quality.

1. Avoid the Outdoors in the Morning as Much as Possible

Do you love working out in the morning or midday? Do it later. Here is why.

At first light in the morning, trees release pollen in the air. Trees and grasses also release peak pollen counts in the late morning and early afternoon. This outdoor air condition makes it worse for allergy sufferers prone to sneezing and itching.

Limit outdoor exposure in warm and dry mornings as well because they’re regarded as high pollen count days. The same goes in windy and dry days when pollen counts are as high.

So if you love working out in the morning or midday, better delay it for later. The best times for spending time outdoors are after a heavy rainfall.

Otherwise, you’ll carry ragweed pollen indoors because it sticks to your clothing. Thus, you do not just expose yourself to pollen when outdoors but also when indoors.

For more help, check out when the allergy season begins in your area by visiting Pollen.com.


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10 Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality — and Improve Your Health