Households and the Environment Survey (HES)

Air quality improvement measures by household, category

Air quality improvement measures refers to any measures taken by members of the household to improve the quality of the air in their dwelling. Such measures include, for example, opening windows, using a humidifier or dehumidifier or using higher quality filters in the furnace.

Household refers to a person or group of persons who occupy the same dwelling and do not have a usual place of residence elsewhere in Canada or abroad. The dwelling may be either a collective dwelling or a private dwelling. The household may consist of a family group such as a census family, of two or more families sharing a dwelling, of a group of unrelated persons or of a person living alone. Household members who are temporarily absent on reference day are considered part of their usual household.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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