Your home and your lungs

Causes of poor indoor air quality

The quality of the air we breathe indoors is affected by things such as:

Usually the best thing to do is to remove the source of the problem and keep your home well-aired.

If you want to have the air quality in your home or any other building tested, there are companies which offer this service.

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Last medically reviewed: September 2015. Due for review: September 2018

This information uses the best available medical evidence and was produced with the support of people living with lung conditions. Find out how we produce our information. If you’d like to see our references get in touch.