Asthma doesn’t get as much airtime as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. But it affects 1 in 12 Americans, which totals 8% of the population or 25 million people. In most cases, asthma is a manageable illness, but air pollution, allergies, and other triggers can make it hard for people with asthma to breathe easily.
If you or your children have asthma, you want your home to be a safe space. Unlike schools, malls, or even the outdoors on a high-pollution day, your home should help you avoid asthma attacks, not trigger them. Unfortunately, indoor air quality is often worse than outdoor air quality-but it doesn’t have to stay that way.
Luckily, you can take several simple steps to clear your home’s air. With help from these tips and with your doctor’s advice, you can create a safe space with clean air for yourself and your children.