(HealthDay News) -- Irritants, pollutants and allergens can infiltrate your home and affect the indoor air quality.

The American Lung Association offers these suggestions to help keep the air in your home clean:

  • Don't allow people to smoke inside.
  • Keep humid air, groundwater and rain out of your home.
  • Take action to prevent radon gas in the home.
  • Ensure that any gas-burning appliances are vented to the outside.