Studies show that long term exposure to air particulate pollution has a negative effect on Ca²+ATPase in the heart. In utero exposure to air pollution is associated with reduced Ca2+ATPase in adulthood.
Use exhaust fans that vent to the outdoors when cooking.
If an exhaust fan is not present, open windows to increase ventilation.
Use a high-efficiency filter in your HVAC system.
If your home does not have a central system, use high-efficiency portable air cleaners that don’t emit ozone.
Do not allow smoking in your home.
Use an electric or gas heater instead of a wood stove or fireplace.
If you do burn wood, use “seasoned” (dry) wood, and make sure that your fireplace or woodstove drafts properly.
Never use charcoal grills indoors.
Limit burning of candles and incense indoors, and use them only with good outdoor air ventilation.
Avoid use of air fresheners, cleaning products and fragrances that have a pine or citrus scent because they can react with ozone to form particles and formaldehyde.
When the outdoor particle level is high, close windows, doors, and avoid outdoor activity all together.
Check the current and forecasted air quality levels for your city at airnow.gov.
Keep your house clean to avoid re-suspension of particles from carpets and floors such as soil, pollens, cockroach allergens and animal dander.
Use a HEPA vacuum, and damp mop hard floors often.
Wear a N95 particle mask in smoky or dusty conditions, such as when using a leaf blower or lawn mower.
Consider electric powered lawn and garden equipment over gas powered.
When partaking in outdoor activities (walking, jogging, biking, etc.) avoid areas close to sources of harmful particle pollution such as busy roads or freeways.
Change your automobiles cabin filter regulary
Follow the manufacturers instructions. If your vehicle doesn’t have a HEPA filter, install one.
Close windows and use the air recirculation setting (close vents) in heavy traffic.
Be sure to air out the vehicle periodically to avoid drowsiness from build-up of exhaled carbon dioxide