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Your home is supposed to be a safe haven from all harmful elements. Unfortunately, there can be many health hazards lurking around your home that are just as harmful.

Safe from the harm and toxins of the outside world, your home is supposed to be a healthy hazard free sanctuary.

Regular cleaning, however, is not enough to protect you and your family. Our home is a big collector of materials, pesticides, molds and dust – all elements that can have a negative impact on your health.

Avoid using pesticides in and around your home. Exposure to weed, fungus and bug killers is linked to neurological health problems and cancer. Use non-chemical ways to get rid of indoor and garden pests.

Fix plumbing leaks or hidden water damage as quickly as you can to prevent mould from growing. Breathing in mould spores can irritate your eyes, skin and airways or cause allergic reactions to sensitive people. Always ensure to ventilate damp areas, such as the bathroom. Leaks in gas stoves, water heaters or chimneys can also cause carbon monoxide poisoning so ensure to check them regularly.

Indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air. Ventilation is key to keep indoor air clean. Open your windows every day, as well as vent windows. A stagnant indoor environment  allows pollutants and toxic particles to build up, especially in well insulated houses.

Keep dust under control by vacuuming twice a week, washing your bedding regularly and cleaning away clutter. This slow downs the accumulation of mites, bacteria and household chemical found in dust around the house.

As the epicenter of your home, your kitchen is a great collector of toxins and other harmful elements. To reduce your risk of foodborne diseases, wash your hands for 20 seconds in warm soapy water before and after cooking. Keep preparation surfaces clean and use separate cutting boards and cutlery for raw meats and vegetables to avoid cross-contamination.