4 Steps to Protect your children from air pollution

Your child breathes toxins on a daily basis, and it slowly detereorates their health. Most of us think of outside air when considering air pollution. But the EPA estimates that the level of indoor air pollution may be two to five times higher than the pollution level outdoors, and many children spend more than 90% of their time indoors. With today’s energy efficient homes, there is little ventilation to help indoor air quality.

 

 

Here are four ways you can protect your children from air pollution: 

 

  • Vacuum upholstered furniture, drapes and mattresses on a regular basis

  • Clean hard surfaces with a damp cloth and don’t use toxic cleaner

  • Wash bedding weekly in hot water

  • Wash stuffed animals regularly