9 surprising ways to cut down indoor air pollution
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Let's clear the air
While many people assume pollution is just an outdoor problem, your home and office can also be polluted. “As a society, we make sure that our houses are well-insulated, but we don’t think enough about exposure to all the things we place in our homes,” says Susan Olesik, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ohio State University.
The air quality in and around buildings and structures has a big effect on your health, and while you can feel the symptoms – shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea – right away, other health effects can come on years after exposure, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).