Eight Ways to Limit Your Exposure to Particle Pollution

It’s all about limiting the effects of combustion and creating ventilation!

  1. Avoid burning candles indoors. You may love the smell of your scented candles, but combustion creates particles that compromise your health.
  2. Always cook in well-ventilated areas. Buy an overhead vent fan for your oven and keep it on while you’re preparing meals.
  3. When walking on the sidewalk, keep close to the building side rather than the roadside to lessen the effects of particles from vehicle exhaust fumes.
  4. Limit the amount of cleaning products you use in your home. Even if a product is labeled “green” or “natural,” the fewer chemicals you can use to get the job done, the better.
  5. Keep windows open and turn fans on while vacuuming.
  6. Avoid buying furniture made of particle board; it often contains formaldehyde-releasing components. Yet another reason not to shop at IKEA!
  7. If you’re in the market to buy a house or condo, steer clear of properties along major roadways. Vehicle exhaust can more easily make its way into your indoor air supply.
  8. If a baby is on the way, put down that paint roller and sledge hammer! Pregnant women should avoid home renovation projects.