Make your home a better place to breathe for allergy or asthma sufferers.
Common household allergens and irritants include dust mites, pet fur, mold, rodents and smoke.
Protect your bedroom by using “allergen proof” bedding and washing it in hot water weekly.
Keep common areas clean by dusting, sweeping and vacuuming often.
Combat mold by fixing leaks, ventilating bathrooms and using de-humidifiers when necessary.
Prevent pests by storing food in closed containers, picking up crumbs and spills, and filling in cracks or holes around the house.
Go smoke-free by quitting tobacco, asking visitors to smoke outside, and not using wood-burning stoves or fireplaces.
Consult your doctor about allergies or asthma.