5 strategies you can take to ensure good air quality!

The quality of the air we breathe, indoors and out, plays a direct role in lung health.

With Canadians spending approximately 80 to 90% of their time indoors, there are simple actions you can do to make your home a healthy home. Follow these five strategies to maintain maximum air quality in your home.

1. Educate yourself and your family.

Drawing on the expertise of our in-house experts and specialists, the Lung Association has created the "Your Healthy Home" tour, allowing you to explore every room in your home, to find out what could be harmful to you and your family. This is a great starting point!

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2. Determine your own needs.

Whether or not a family member has a lung condition, breathing healthy air in the home should be everyone’s goal. Use our simple needs assessment tool to help guide you in taking steps to improve your indoor air. Take a moment to determine what your needs are, by using our easy needs assessment tool.

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3. Frequently asked questions about indoor air quality.

Take a look at the most frequently asked questions that will help you identify and evaluate common indoor environmental problems that may be affecting your home and your health.

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4. Create your Action Plan!

What are your priorities? If you have gone through steps 1-3, you should have a pretty good idea of what your top priorities are. Use our action plan template to create your own personalized action plan, which you can customize for the type of home you live in, the season and any special concerns.

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5. Use your Action Plan and conduct regular maintenance.

Whether you want to do it all yourself, or get professional assistance, getting the changes and updates done to your home will make you feel comfortable knowing that you and your loved ones are living in a healthier environment. Do draw on the "how to" resources available on this web site for handy tips and tricks!

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