Help Reduce Smoke in the Home from Wildfires; The American Lung Association Health House Project and 3M Offer Booklet With Home Air Quality Tips

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Lung Association and 3M

    MIAMI, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Smoke from the ongoing wildfires in
 Florida can travel hundreds of miles -- exposing millions of people to higher
 than normal levels of indoor air pollution.  Such pollution can result in
 increased respiratory problems, particularly for those with allergies and
 asthma.
     According to a recent report released by the American Lung Association
 Health House Project and 3M, choosing a high efficiency furnace filter can
 make a big difference in removing smoke and other pollutants inside the home.
 For dozens more tips on how to reduce indoor air pollution, the American Lung
 Association Health House Project and 3M are offering "A Guide for Creating a
 Healthier Home."  This booklet can be obtained free-of-charge by sending an
 e-mail with name and mailing address to: 3mfiltrete@3mservice.montagenet.com
 or by calling 1-800-388-3458.
     (Photo of booklet: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010412/NYFNSK01 )
 
      Here are some tips from the booklet:
 
      * Run the furnace fan continuously, regardless of the outdoor
        temperature.  To do so, set the furnace thermostat to the "on," rather
        than the "auto," position.
 
      * Have a professional inspect the furnace once a year to make sure that
        air intake is adequate and the unit is operating at peak efficiency.
        A smooth-running furnace helps the filter capture more smoke particles
        in the home.
 
      * Use a high efficiency furnace filter, such as a Filtrete filter from
        3M, and replace it every two to three months.  A high efficiency
        filter not only protects the furnace, but can also capture up to
        30 times more pollutants such as smoke, pet dander and pollen than
        standard fiberglass filters.
 
      * Prohibit smoking in the home.
 
      * Make sure gas cooking appliances are vented to the outdoors.
 
     Filtrete is a 3M trademark.
     The American Lung Association and the Association's Health House Project
 do not endorse products.
 
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    MIAMI, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Smoke from the ongoing wildfires in
 Florida can travel hundreds of miles -- exposing millions of people to higher
 than normal levels of indoor air pollution.  Such pollution can result in
 increased respiratory problems, particularly for those with allergies and
 asthma.
     According to a recent report released by the American Lung Association
 Health House Project and 3M, choosing a high efficiency furnace filter can
 make a big difference in removing smoke and other pollutants inside the home.
 For dozens more tips on how to reduce indoor air pollution, the American Lung
 Association Health House Project and 3M are offering "A Guide for Creating a
 Healthier Home."  This booklet can be obtained free-of-charge by sending an
 e-mail with name and mailing address to: 3mfiltrete@3mservice.montagenet.com
 or by calling 1-800-388-3458.
     (Photo of booklet: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010412/NYFNSK01 )
 
      Here are some tips from the booklet:
 
      * Run the furnace fan continuously, regardless of the outdoor
        temperature.  To do so, set the furnace thermostat to the "on," rather
        than the "auto," position.
 
      * Have a professional inspect the furnace once a year to make sure that
        air intake is adequate and the unit is operating at peak efficiency.
        A smooth-running furnace helps the filter capture more smoke particles
        in the home.
 
      * Use a high efficiency furnace filter, such as a Filtrete filter from
        3M, and replace it every two to three months.  A high efficiency
        filter not only protects the furnace, but can also capture up to
        30 times more pollutants such as smoke, pet dander and pollen than
        standard fiberglass filters.
 
      * Prohibit smoking in the home.
 
      * Make sure gas cooking appliances are vented to the outdoors.
 
     Filtrete is a 3M trademark.
     The American Lung Association and the Association's Health House Project
 do not endorse products.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X66043958
 
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