October is Indoor Air Quality Month
October 5, 2010
BISMARK, ND — During the month of October, North Dakota brings awareness to indoor air quality, according to a press release.
Several factors contribute to poor indoor air quality, including: Radon; tobacco smoke; carbon monoxide; and allergens from mold, insects and pets, the release noted.
Many people with asthma struggle with indoor and outdoor allergies: The most common allergies are pollen, grass, ragweed, molds, dust mites and animals, the release stated.
To protect against allergens, use a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtered vacuum cleaner, do not allow smoking indoors or in your car, clean furniture regularly, use hypo-allergenic mattress covers and pillow casings and use a dehumidifier, the release added.
Click here to read the complete release.