The last thing that you’d ever expect to be compromising your health is your own home. The place you relax, the place you’ve sculpted to your every need could in fact, be damaging your health without you even knowing it!

To settle your mind, here are some prime examples of how your home could be affecting your health. Plus, how you can resolve it so that you no longer have to worry!

Asbestos

It’s likely that you’ve heard the word asbestos spoken before in hushed tones. So you’re probably aware that it can be very damaging to your health. Asbestos was used in the building of homes to insulate wiring and help keep out the cold.

It’s important to remember that asbestos is only dangerous when it’s damaged. This is because the particles released into the air can cause serious respiratory problems.

It’s imperative not to try and tackle any asbestos problem yourself as it could compromise your health. Make sure that if you suspect you’ve got asbestos  hire a professional to get rid the asbestos in your home.

Polluted air

Are you or anyone in your home an asthma sufferer? If so, did you know that polluted and dusty air could be making your asthma much worse? No matter how clean you keep your home, there are always going to be irritants in the air that could worsen your asthma.

A great way to avoid this is by investing in air conditioning in the home and making sure that you’re regularly changing the filters. You will also find that illnesses are fewer as air conditioning can help eliminate bacteria that make us sick.

Mold (or Mould)

Mold (or mould) is another culprit that can cause illnesses or respiratory problems due to the moisture in the air and the bacteria that’s carried within it. It’s important to treat any outbreaks of mold as soon as they appear to prevent you or anyone within your household becoming ill.

Not only that, mold spreads very quickly and can become a problem that’s hard to control.

Overcrowding

Finally, did you know that an overcrowded home could in fact, be damaging your health? If you’ve got children, you’re probably already aware how fast bugs and germs can spread. The same concept works if your home is overcrowded.

Studies show that children living in overcrowded homes are more likely to contract meningitis than those who aren’t. We understand this isn’t an easy fix. However, if you’re overcrowded it might be worth looking at your options to move home!

Header Image: Photo by Vinicius Amano on Unsplash

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