Common Household Health Hazards and How to Avoid Them

Even the cleanest-looking homes may harbor unseen toxins that pose a risk to human health. To eliminate potential hazards, check the following to avoid future problems and promptly address any current issues.
Household Health Hazards
Image Courtesy:
Household Pets
Animals that live indoors among their human owners can sometimes introduce health risks to the environment. For example, cats or dogs that go in and out of the house may sometimes bring in fleas, ticks, parasites, and similar insects that can infest carpeting, furniture, and clothes as well as potentially infect humans with illnesses like Lyme disease, toxoplasmosis, and others. People with allergies must be cautious around animal fur and dander. Pets should be checked regularly for parasite infestation. If one is discovered, it should be treated promptly by the owner or a veterinarian.

Unclean Water
In-ground or above-ground swimming pools should be monitored for water safety. If the pool water goes too long without being treated or changed, it may be advisable for professionals to completely drain and refill the pool to ensure the water is clean and safe. Similarly, septic tanks should be cleaned routinely, typically every 1-3 years, to prevent backup and bacterial buildup. In the event of an overflow, an expert from Kamloops Septic Service says exposed septic water poses a serious health risk.

Toxic Chemicals
Most people use commercial cleaning products for their windows, floors, bathtubs, and carpets. In fact, most of us come in contact with dozens of these products each day, whether at home or at work. But many chemical cleaners contain substances that are harmful to the human body; exposure should be reduced or eliminated when feasible. Take a survey of all the chemicals in your home, including paint, solvents, oven cleaner, and so on. Decide which ones you can do without or make homemade products that work just as well. Then dispose of them according to community guidelines.

Mold and Mildew
Fungal growth can be found in many homes, usually at safe levels. But widespread mold or black mold can be toxic to humans and should be removed. Black mold requires removal by a certified professional. Check near water appliances like the water heater or bathroom plumbing to check for leakage or moisture that fosters mold. If found, remove it by using a trusted and safe product or make your own mold remover by following reputable guidelines.

Removing hazards like these will promote better health for all. Your home will look and feel fresher, and you will enjoy greater peace of mind.

About the Author:
Rizwan, He is a passionate Blogger, Entrepreneur, Writer and Thinker. He has been blogging from last couple of years and love every thing about it. He covers almost every thing related to health, fitness, lifestyle etc.

No comments