4 Summer Indoor Air Quality Tips for Your Healthy Home

Cooling the air inside your home isn’t the only thing you should consider this summer. As you turn on your fans and blast your air conditioners, you’ll need to keep your summer indoor air quality top of mind, says John McKeon, MD, CEO of Allergy Standards, a company that certifies home goods and appliances as allergy and asthma friendly for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA).

“You have to be a bit of a detective and look at all the parameters because there are lots of things that contribute to healthy indoor air,” says Dr. McKeon. While winter brings its own host of indoor air quality issues, summer indoor air quality issues may be impacting your well-being. “Anything from the environment you live in, to your air conditioner could be making your air dry.”

Tips for good indoor air quality throughout the summer

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Navigating summer outings with unvaccinated children

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When it comes to our kids, there’s still a lot of uncertainty because our children are unvaccinated. 

Parents, grandparents and even older siblings may have already gotten their shots, but kids are open to exposure to COVID-19. 

“Children may be asymptomatic but many of them are getting very sick and being hospitalized so we need to keep our guards up at all time,” Dr. Drew Oliveira with Regence BlueShield says. 

The good news is cases are going down and vaccinations are going up. More than 55 percent of Washingtonians are fully vaccinated, but we need to reach

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