Pollution and Asthma: How To Make Sure You’re Breathing Clean, Fresh Air
If you suffer from breathing problems, the struggle to breathe clean air is real. However, there are a few things you can do. Keep reading for our four best tips on how to avoid polluted, dirty air and get the best in your lungs.
Just because you may not smoke cigarettes, doesn’t mean no one does. The best way to breathe fresh, clean air is to get away from smokers. That means turning your house and car into smoke-free places and not frequenting places where smokers like to congregate, including parks and things like that.
Keep on Top of HVAC Maintenance
Your home should be your sanctuary, comfortable and easy to live in. A huge part of this is HVAC service maintenance. This includes your air conditioning in the summer months, and heating in the colder winter months. Letting your air conditioning or furnace go for too long can lead to a buildup of dust or lint. These are both hard to breathe and lead to lung complications and health problems in the future, including CPOD. Maintaining your home may be costly, but can you really put a price on your health?
Make Sure Gas Detectors Are Working
Two thing that kill more Americans than anything are carbon monoxide gas and radon gas. The CDC is quite up front about the dangers of carbon monoxide, including that over 20,000 people are hospitalized because of it. That’s not to mention the fact that it exacerbates things like anemia and cancer. Radon gas is just as bad, but it is also odorless and colorless, making it very difficult to detect without high-tech equipment. It is also the leading cause of lung cancer.
Do Not Idle Gas-Burning Engines in the Garage
Leaving your car idling in the garage while you pop in the house for a minute may seem like it is just time-efficient, but there are many retractions. The same goes for generators or other engines that run on gas. They can smell bad, but also pollute your home in many ways. Instead, turn off your generator or car when not around it. This will help you breathe easier but also lessen the chances of a child becoming ill or dying.
There you have it. Many ways in which you can take real control of your breathing and health. They might not be simple or cheap, but they really work.