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Angie's List: How to clean the air in your home

Date Published: 03/05/2020 [Source]

Whether you live in an expansive estate or a cozy cottage, there are proactive ways to ensure the air in your home stays healthy year-round. Here's a look at how to recognize and address common indoor air pollutants.

Test for radon gas:

Radon gas is another toxic gas commonly found in the home. Radon is part of the Earth's crust, and it leaks into our homes from soil, rocks and water. One in 15 homes has detectable levels of radon in it, according to the American Lung Association, and radon is a leading cause of lung cancer. If you aren't sure about the levels in your house, you can buy a testing kit or detection system. If you find radon in the air, the EPA recommends calling a radon mitigation pro to solve the problem.

Other methods for addressing these pollutants: Tackle mold head-on, install a carbon monoxide detector, avoid smoking inside, open doors and windows