You should keep your home free from dangers especially if you have children. Majority of parents who are cautious does not pay attention to serious health hazards. In most cases people concentrate on the general cleanliness of the house and its immediate environment and not the serious health threats. The neglected threats are known to cause more severe health problems such as cancer and respiratory problems. The only way to reduce the possibility of developing such problems is by eliminating all the threats. Here are the commonly overlooked life threatening materials that you can have in your home.
One of the dangers in our home is salmonella and E.coli which causes serious health problems that may result in death if not treated. The most common habitat of salmonella and E.coli is meat, and you will suffer stomach ache after consuming it. To eliminate salmonella and E.coli you should thoroughly clean your hands before handling food. Foods such as chicken should be properly cooked and the cooking area should also be clean. Mixing of cooking items should be minimized if possible to avoid getting into contact with the bacteria because of cross contamination.
Asbestos was a major component of construction materials in the past. Asbestos containing materials in your home should be replaced with the modern construction materials which are asbestos free. Some of the asbestos containing materials around the house and cannot be removed should also be avoided. If you are excessively exposed to asbestos you will end up developing different forms of mesothelioma cancer such as abdominal and pleural. Asbestos abatement companies are available for efficient removal and containing asbestos around your home. You should ensure that you put on the right protective clothing to avoid inhalation and ingestion of asbestos.
Mold is prevalent in damp areas around our homes. The threat of mold on your health depends on the amounts. The presence of large amounts of mold in your home has negative impacts on the quality of air which in the end will cause respiratory health concerns. Hidden molds cannot be easily noticed, and therefore you should get assistance from experts. The most common areas around your home that mold can grow in are the cellars, windowsills and under floorboards. Other effects of mold on humans include fatigue, joint pains, shortness of breath and congestion.
There are several other materials around our homes that are a threat to human life apart from the ones discussed above. The overlooked risks can also exist in your homes immediate environment but will, in turn, affect your family. Hence, you should be cautious about all the dangerous materials in your home. Making your home free of dangers is a preventive measure against diseases.