How to Improve Indoor Air Quality – a message from Health Canada

Causes of poor indoor air quality

As Canadians, we spend close to 90% of our time inside; at home, at work and in recreational environments. Most people, however, are unaware of the effects that poor indoor air quality can have on their health.

All of us have the ability to control the quality of our own indoor air.

Some activities can contribute to poor indoor air quality by giving off particles or gases.

Key indoor activities that can generate indoor air pollutants include:

· smoking
· heating
· activities that take place in an attached garage
· cooking
For example, open the windows a few minutes a day. It increases the amount of outdoor air that comes indoors. To get more tips on how to protect your family:

For more information on indoor air quality:

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