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8 ways to control dangers in your household

8 ways to control dangers in your household

 

8 ways to control dangers in your household

There are a few serious health hazards that can affect everyone in their home, regardless of where you live or how clean your house is. The scary thing is that these common problems are usually undetectable by taste, smell or sight. You have got to know about the hazard first in order to protect yourself from it.

 

8 ways to control dangers in your household

 

 

  • 1- Look through your house to find and remove sources of moisture. This is one of the most important ways to prevent mold growth before it compromises your indoor air.
  • 2- Take proper precautions to clean up and remove lead-based paint from before 1978. Lead in paint is the most common source of lead exposure for children and adults. Removing the paint before it can become dust reduces your risk of inhaling lead.
  • 3- Use a home test kit to find out if your home has radon. A simple kit can give you accurate readings about this potentially harmful gas in your home.
  • 4- Purchase a carbon monoxide detector for use in your home. An indoor detector is often the only way to know if this colorless, odorless gas is present at dangerous levels.
  • 5- Get a blood test to check for lead levels if you might have had high exposure to lead. Especially important for children, a blood test can let you quickly know if there is too much lead in your system.
  • 6- Do not let a car idle in the garage, even if the doors are open. Carbon monoxide can rapidly build up in a garage, even with ventilation.
  • 7- Clean and remove mold with detergent and water, not bleach. Bleach will not effectively kill all mold, but detergent is highly effective at killing the indoor air polluter.
  • 8- Never use a portable generator or potable cooking device inside your garage or in your home. Carbon monoxide levels are especially high around portable cooking devices and should never be used in enclosed spaces.

 

 

 

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