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10 Tips to Reduce Household Dangers for People With COPD

Improve indoor air quality by reducing these household triggers.

If you have COPD, you know that smoking or being around secondhand smoke can make your condition worse. Keeping your home smoke-free helps. But other COPD triggers may be lurking around your house, as well. Read on to learn about these common household hazards—and how to sidestep them.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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  1. What You Should Know About Indoor Air Pollution. COPD Foundation. http://www.copddigest.org/read/204/What+You+Should+Know+About+Indoor+Air+Pollution
  2. The Inside Story: A Guide to Indoor Air Quality. United States Environmental Protection Agency. http://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/inside-story-guide-indoor-air-quality
  3. Carbon Monoxide. American Lung Association. http://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/healthy-air/indoor/indoor-air-pollutants/carbon-monoxide.html
  4. Carpets. American Lung Association. http://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/healthy-air/indoor/indoor-air-pollutants/carpets.html
  5. Cleaning Supplies and Household Chemicals. American Lung Association. http://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/healthy-air/indoor/indoor-air-pollutants/cleaning-supplies-house...
  6. Dust Mites. American Lung Association. http://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/healthy-air/indoor/indoor-air-pollutants/dust-mites.html
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