Did you know?
There are things to consider with both outdoor and indoor air when it comes to your lung health.
Outdoor Air: if there is a smog or air quality advisory, try to:
* stay away from areas with automobile traffic
* stay indoors with air conditioning; in the community, libraries, community centers, shopping malls, etc. are good places to go if you don't have access to air conditioned spaces.
* reduce strenuous activities, especially outside
* check local health forecasts for AQHI
Indoor Air: there are a number of things to consider inside your home that can affect your breathing
* Gas appliances can release dangerous gases; be sure to use a good fan vented outside when in use
* Damp areas provide a place for mold to grow. Check window sills, unfinished basements, bathrooms, house plant soil for signs of mold
* Many household cleaners contain toxic chemicals. Try to choose environmentally friendly products.
* Air fresheners, perfumes, ,hair sprays, etc. release a variety of harmful chemicals
* Make sure bathroom exhaust fans are kept clean and working well to vent moisture outside.
**Information taken from lunghealth.ca/indoor-aq/
For more information visit the Lung Health Foundation website at www.lunghealth.ca
If the air quality is at an okay level, be sure to check out Just Walk on July 17th!