Common COPD triggers include dust and cleaning products, says Thomas C. Corbridge, M.D., a pulmonologist and adjunct professor of medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. So, leave the cleaning to someone else. And, if you’re able, leave your house while the cleaning is being done to avoid the dust up. Even if you can only afford assistance once a month, opt for a deep clean of the most used rooms. If a cleaning service doesn’t fit in the budget at all, consider using vinegar or citrus-based cleaning products that don’t have potent chemical smells or residue, says Williams.