Quick Tips: Improving Indoor Air Quality

Using these easy-to-follow tips, you can improve indoor air quality for the sake of your family's health.

By Bob Vila | Updated Feb 7, 2018 1:17 PM

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The Environmental Protection Agency has warned that indoor air pollution is often much higher than outdoors. Here are some obvious ways you can control the buildup of toxic vapors. Never store more than a few pieces of firewood inside, install carbon monoxide detectors, and store recycling newspapers, cans, and bottles outdoors.

For more on air quality, consider:

8 Home Hazards—and How to Mitigate Them
10 Houseplants to Improve Indoor Air Quality
Protect Yourself and Your Family with a CO Detector