Tips to reduce your exposure at home

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    The greatest risk of harm from air pollution in the home is from poorly maintained gas fires or heaters. Make sure these appliances are serviced regularly and consider installing a carbon monoxide alarm.
  • 2
    If you have an extraction fan installed, use it! This is particularly important when cooking with gas.
  • 3
    Insulating your home will not only prevent heat escaping, reducing heating bills, but also help to reduce the amount of outdoor air pollution entering.
  • 4
    If you live close to a busy road, give preference to opening windows on the side of the home furthest from the road.
  • 5
    Don't smoke or allow others to smoke in your home (or car). Tobacco smoke can easily travel between rooms and closing an internal door is not adequate protection.