May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and this year the focus is on indoor air pollution. Indoor air pollution can come from a variety of sources, including cooking fumes, cleaning products, pet dander, and even mold. For people with asthma or allergies, these pollutants can trigger symptoms like coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. In severe cases, they can even lead to hospitalization.
Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to reduce indoor air pollution in your home. First, make sure to ventilate your kitchen when cooking, and use exhaust fans to remove fumes and smoke. Second, choose natural cleaning products whenever possible, and avoid using strong chemicals indoors. Finally, keep your home free of dust and dirt by vacuuming regularly and dusting with a damp cloth. By taking these simple steps, you can help make your home a safer place for people with asthma and allergies.