Are you worried about health issues in your home? It’s fair to say that there are a lot of hidden problems in your home that you might overlook completely. Here are some that we suggest you do consider and keep in mind.
Have you heard of dirty electricity? It’s not a commonly understood term but it could be causing issues with your health in your home. A lot of people these days are investing in more eco-friendly tech devices. Now, you might assume that if you get a more energy-efficient piece of equipment, less electricity goes to your home. But this isn’t the case. Instead, the same amount of electricity goes into the device, but rather than being used some is sent back. This is why the safety of LED lights is often called into question because these cause a lot of dirty electricity. So, what type of problems can this cause?
Research suggests that dirty electricity can be responsible for nasty headaches as well as feelings of vertigo. As such, if you are suffering from issues like this, then it might be worth switching to halogen lights in your home instead.
A lot of people ignore the issue of mold completely because it is so common. It’s also often mistaken for dirty places like the windows and walls of your home. However, that doesn’t mean that mold isn’t dangerous. It definitely can be, particularly if you have young children or allergies. Research shows that the spores released by mold can cause breathing issues and in some cases, this is severe enough to require medical treatment.
There are numerous ways that you can deal with mold if it is present in your home. For instance, you can invest in a dehumidifier to reduce the moisture in the air that provides the perfect environment for mold. If you notice mold around your window, this also typically means that the windows are blown, allowing water to build-up due to issues with condensation.
Fluoride is a substance that can be found in toothpaste. It’s great for cleaning your teeth and it’s also one of the reasons why dentists encourage you to spit the toothpaste out rather than swallow it. Various research has shown that fluoride can have negative impacts on the body and the brain. Indeed, some studies suggest that fluoride could be linked to the issue of a low IQ or even the development of brain tumors. While you likely know to spit out fluoride, you could be surprised to learn that it can often be present in high quantities in water that comes from a tap. As such, you should consider investing in a filtration system. In doing so, you can guarantee that your water is clean and clear of dangerous, toxic chemicals.
Asbestos is often found in older homes that were built before the 1980s. Before studies emerged linking it to certain types of cancer, asbestos was widely favoured as a form of insulation. Today, of course, things are quite different and asbestos isn’t typically used at all. However, if you bought an older home it could still have asbestos lurking inside the walls. The good news is that asbestos is only dangerous if it’s disturbed. If it’s left alone, it will have no impact on your health at all. Usually, it will be discovered during renovation work and then it needs to be removed.
Electromagnetic energy is produced by any device that is connected to the internet. These days, that could include various pieces of tech that is dotted around your home. Research shows that this energy can have various impacts on your health. The main issue is that it can impact your sleeping pattern and stop you from experiencing a deep restful sleep. This could be the reason why you always feel exhausted when you wake up in the morning. If you do have this issue, you might want to think about removing some of the tech from your bedroom.
Finally, it could be that you have a problem with the air quality in your home. The simplest way to avoid this is to go green. Plants will naturally clean up your air and ensure that there is a healthy environment inside your home.
We hope this helps you understand some of the greatest threats to your health that could be lurking in your home and what you can do to tackle the problems here. If you approach this the right way you will be able to make sure that you are protecting the health of yourself and the rest of your family.