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According to the EPA, the air inside a home can have two to five times the pollution level as the air outside. Since fall and winter bring longer stretches of time indoors, pay extra attention to your home front. Annie Bond, author of "Better Basics for the Home," offers a simple strategy: Leave your shoes at the door so you don't track dirt, mold, allergens, and chemicals into the home. While you're at it, add a few indoor plants such as English ivy to help clear the air. Lastly, eradicate lingering mold, a known allergen, by using Bond's all-purpose solution: Combine a teaspoon of tea tree oil per cup of water in a spray bottle and spritz.