Health Tip: When Air Is Unhealthy

(HealthDay News) -- Poor outdoor air quality may spur breathing problems among people with asthma or other respiratory issues.

The American Lung Association advises:

  • Be aware of the air quality and pollution levels each day in your area.
  • Exercise indoors when air quality is poor, and restrict outdoor playtime for children.
  • Cut down on driving by carpooling, biking or walking to work.
  • Avoid burning wood or trash, and use battery-powered or electric lawn machinery instead of gas-powered devices.
  • Keep indoor air quality healthier by prohibiting smoking at home.

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