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Health Tip: What's Polluting My Indoor Air?

Health Tip: What's Polluting My Indoor Air?


(HealthDay News) -- Most people are indoors about 90 percent of the time, says the website, noting the significance of indoor air pollution.

The site mentions these common sources of bad indoor air:

  • Residues from wood, coal, oil or gas burned inside the home.
  • Tobacco smoke.
  • Materials used in building a home, including asbestos insulation and pressed wood.
  • Radon gas buildup.
  • Pest control products, painting, or cleaning chemicals.
  • Nail polish remover, hair spray or other personal care products.
  • Bacteria, pet dander, molds, mildew or other biological pollutants.
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