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Exposure to indoor air pollutants can cause respiratory
problems, such as asthma attacks, or diseases, such as lung cancer. Pollutants include smoke, pet
radon, mold, cleaning products, and other chemicals.
You can create a healthier home by following the tips below.footnote 1
American Lung Association (2004). Health House: Pollutants in Your Home. Available online:
Elliott L, et al. (2006). Volatile organic compounds
and pulmonary function in the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination
Survey, 1988–1994. Environmental Health Perspectives,
Other Works Consulted
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (2005). Citizen's Guide to Pest Control and Pesticide Safety. Available online:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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