What can I do to improve my indoor air quality?
We all want to breathe clean air. Aside from making changes to your building—modifying your air handler, installing a kitchen range hood, and so on—there is plenty that you can do on a personal level to reduce your exposure to pollution. Improving air quality can be as simple as changing your family's behaviors around things like cooking and opening windows. Here are some resources that describe effective behavioral interventions that can make a difference to your indoor air quality.
Keep a Lid On It
Not only does cooking release odors and moisture into your home, it also pumps the air full of particles. This webinar with Tom Phillips will teach you how to effectively reduce exposure to cooking pollutants and odors.Check Out the Webinar
Hear the Pollards' Story
Joshua and Ashleigh Pollard were participants in the Low Cost Monitoring Project. Through their experience, they learned a lot about how behavior impacts indoor air quality. In this short video, they share their story.Watch Now
When Can I Open My Windows?
This presentation helps you think through when might be the appropriate time to open your windows, taking into consideration the pollution levels outside.Should I Open My Windows?
How's the Weather?
Paying attention to local outdoor air quality can help you reduce your exposure to pollution. Southwestern PA suffers from inversions that can trap pollution close to the ground. When inversions are strong, stay inside and filter your air.