We think of indoor air as being cleaner than outside, but that’s not necessarily true. According to the EPA, air inside your home is typically more polluted. Building materials, furniture and electronics can release pollutants, add that to smoking, cleaning chemicals and perfumes and you can understand why that’s true. Skip the air fresheners and try these tips to clear the air at home. First and foremost, open the windows, even five minutes a day can make a difference. Houseplants are effective at clearing the air of toxins. Take your shoes off and leave the pesticides, pollen and other gross stuff at the door. Clean with non toxic chemicals and get rid of mold in your house. And if you must have scents, use pure essentials oils instead of air fresheners that cause more harm than good.