What are some simple steps to keep my home healthy?
A healthy home environment does not have to be difficult or expensive. Try these simple steps.
What are safe and healthy ways to do routine household cleaning?
Routine cleaning can reduce dust, allergens, and chemicals in your home. When cleaning, use safer products, which are better for your health and the environment.
Learn more about green cleaning options, including some easy do-it-yourself cleaning recipes made from common household ingredients- Rx for Prevention: Green Cleaning
How can I prevent or reduce harmful environmental issues in my home?
Here are some important steps to improve the quality of the air inside your home- Rx for Prevention: Indoor Air Quality
My child has asthma and is now spending most of their time inside my home. How can I reduce common asthma triggers in my home safely and effectively?
Prevent Mold Growth: Mold can grow in areas of high humidity or water damage and can lead to allergy and asthma symptoms. Take steps to address mold- Rx for Prevention: Mold (español)
Keep Pests Out: Pests like cockroaches and mice are common and can trigger allergies and asthma. Using safe methods to prevent and get rid of pests are important. Eliminating the use of chemical pesticides is one important step.- Rx for Prevention: Pests and Pesticides (español)
Don’t Smoke: Smoke from the end of a burning cigarette, cigar, or pipe contains a mixture of chemicals that can make asthma worse. These chemicals can persist in the environment and remain on surfaces, clothing, and skin. Rx for Prevention: Secondhand Smoke (español)
Make your home and car smoke-free. If you smoke, go outside to smoke and consider quitting. Learn more about secondhand and thirdhand smoke from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Use Cleaning Products Safely: Whether you need to do routine cleaning to remove dust and grime, or disinfect high-touch surfaces to kill coronavirus (and other germs), use safer products and practices! Remember to keep all cleaning products safely stored. When cleaning, keep kids out of the area, open the windows to ventilate with fresh air, and follow product instructions closely.
Does a family member have asthma? Learn more about reducing environmental asthma triggers on our Asthma topic page.