Being aware of the air we breathe year-round, both inside and outside, may help prevent certain types of cancer.
Air quality matters. A lot. After all, the air we breathe, the water we drink and soil we grow our food in are the essences of life. We rely on them to stay alive and healthy.
At any one time, there are dozens of pollutants in the air. Some may be more harmful than others. These pollutants can contribute to poor air quality and, over time, lead to serious health issues, such as asthma, lung damage or even cancer.
While we as individuals can’t control the air outside, steps can be taken to improve the air quality around us, including the air we breathe in our home.
In this section, learn more about the sources of poor air quality, and what you can do to reduce your risks.