Shockingly, the air inside your home may be five times more polluted than what you breathe outdoors. It’s time to clear things up.
By Katherine Bowers, Women’s Health
All the major air pollutants (car exhaust, factory fumes, sidewalk smokers) are outside, right? Not so much. Indoor air may be the grimiest stuff our lungs filter each day. Studies show that things like candles, printers, and even shoes can fill your rooms with harmful contaminants, says Ted Myatt, Sc.D., an environmental scientist in Boston. But there’s no need to live in a tent in your backyard–just follow these easy steps to lighten the load on your respiratory system.