You should make sure your home is free of hazards more so if you have children. Mothers are more careful about health but only in some threats. Majority of individuals often focus on the generals hazards such as bad smell by making their home clean at the expense of more serious risks. The neglected threats are known to cause more severe health problems such as cancer and respiratory problems. If you want to avoid having health problems in future, you should get rid of the overlooked health threats. The article, therefore, highlights some of the dangers associated with the neglected health threats in your homes.
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. They are always found in foods such as meat, and the immediate symptom is stomach ache. To eliminate salmonella and E.coli you should thoroughly clean your hands before handling food. You should also ensure that you properly cook meat and the cooking area and materials are also clean. Cross contamination can also make you consume the bacteria, and therefore you should have different cooking materials for different meals.
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. You can also minimize the exposure to asbestos in the home once you are aware of the materials. If you are excessively exposed to asbestos you will end up developing different forms of mesothelioma cancer such as abdominal and pleural. To be sure of an asbestos free home you should seek help of asbestos abatement companies. You should ensure that you put on the right protective clothing to avoid inhalation and ingestion of asbestos.
Dump areas around our homes usually support the growth of molds. The dangers caused by the mold depends on the magnitude. Mold reduces the quality of air around the home which in turn triggers the development of respiratory problems. To get rid of hidden mold you should seek professional help. The most common areas around your home that mold can grow in are the cellars, windowsills and under floorboards. Shortness of breath, fatigue, joint pains, and congestion are some of the symptoms you will have if you have mold around your home.
Several other dangers exist around your home apart from the ones mentioned earlier. 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.