My home is my castle. But is this statement always true? What if there are more dangers in your home than outside? For you - 10 tips, how to find invisible enemies and get rid of them Did you get a headache? Blame the hard day at work. Tickle in the throat? The autumn epidemic crept up. Was there a rash on my neck? It was not worth it yesterday to eat so many sweets. We are accustomed to blaming external ills in all the ailments, but the sad reality is that sometimes the reason for our bad health is in our native walls. In the apartment where we live, can contain quite a large number of harmful and even toxic substances, and they all have a negative impact on our health every day. Do you want to protect yourself and your family? We will tell you how. Destroy the mold Dampness and inadequateVentilation - these are the most common causes of the appearance of mold. Most often, it settles in the bathroom or in the corners that extend to the outer wall (if there is a gap in it, then there will be condensed moisture regularly). What is the danger of mold? Asthma, respiratory problems, skin problems, headaches and nausea - this is not a complete list of what threatens its presence in your home. How to fight? Do not leave uncovered towels and sponges in the bathroom, constantly ventilate the rooms and wipe moisture off the walls in a timely manner. Is there air conditioning? Let it work! Tales that the air-conditioning live terrible bacteria, daily undermining the health of the inhabitants of the apartment, of course, a myth. Any expert in this field will say that the only danger emanating from the operating air conditioner is the risk of catching a cold. But if your climate control system is idle for months, it can have harmful bacteria that, at the first start, will be sprayed in the air and get into someone's body. To prevent this from happening, do not let the air conditioner stand idle. If you use it very rarely, periodically include at least a half-hour prophylaxis. We throw out plastic utensils.containers and bottles. Why so categorical, because they all use it? Of course, not all plastic products are harmful. Most of these dishes will not harm you, but the one made of polystyrene is safe only at room temperature. But when heated (whether it's microwave or just washing in hot water), this plastic releases several substances harmful to humans. They provoke hormonal disturbances and negatively affect the development of the fetus during pregnancy. We struggle with this simply: when choosing containers and dishes, carefully read what is written on the label, and avoid products made of melamine, which is harmful to a person in itself. Clean the carpet correctly That only does not offera modern household chemical market: cleaning products that remove the most difficult spots in a few seconds, and a magic fragrance for your carpet, and special compounds that reduce the risk of fire ... All this, of course, is fine, and you want to wash the carpet and rub it all at once. However, in such potent remedies there is a whole bunch of harmful substances that can provoke headaches, malaise, allergies and even asthma. How to deal with the consequences? After cleaning the carpet with the use of household chemicals, you must carefully dry it and ventilate it in the fresh air, and not on the dryer in the corridor. Our opinion: - To protect yourself 100%, it's best to stop using dangerous household chemicals. Of course, eco friendly tools cost an order of magnitude more, but this, in fact, is the price of your health. If there is no money for expensive eco products, use folk methods, many of which still work fine, or at least buy "light" chemistry, that is, without warnings like "use with open windows". We are getting rid of chipboard Furniture from chipboard - a very common phenomenon, largely due to the democratic prices. Only here in the adhesive composition of this material is quite often found dangerous to human carcinogen - formaldehyde. It can cause asthma, lung problems and burning in the eyes or throat. To protect yourself, do not save on health and buy furniture from natural materials, especially welcome wood. If you already have products from the EAF in the apartment and will not be able to replace them in the near future, put as much as possible in the room and often ventilate. We replace skirting boards in such harmless in appearance andUnobtrusive skirting can also hide the danger. The thing is that some of them (especially decorative ones) can be one of the sources of extremely harmful substance - styrene. It is toxic, causes nausea and headache, and also negatively affects the work of the liver and the chemical composition of the blood. To avoid getting to know the effects of styrene, make sure that the skirting boards in the rooms are made of environmentally friendly materials. Vinyl wallpaper - off Among all types of wallpaper- one of the most popular after the paper. The producers themselves do not recommend gluing in a nursery or a bedroom, but the affordable price, ease of care and a large selection of colors are most often more important than environmental friendliness. The thing is that this material practically does not let air in (except for special porous models, but externally they are indistinguishable from usual vinyl wallpaper), and this, in turn, contributes to the development of allergic reactions and headaches. To be safe, it is best not to use this material to decorate living rooms and give preference to wooden panels, any textile or even paper wallpaper. Check the floor of the linoleum and laminate flooringquality - potential sources of toxic substances. Experts unanimously recommend choosing for the floor a quality tile or good. If you still prefer linoleum, make sure that it was not bought from the hands and the seller showed a certificate of quality. Also, medical linoleum is considered safe, which is used even in tuberculosis departments, where the risk of contracting is very high. If you buy a laminate, let it lie for a couple of months - after that it will definitely be safe for health. Refusing a laser printer Not so long agoScientists have proved that using a laser printer does not have a good effect on health. At work, he releases harmful substances that threaten us with problems with lungs and exacerbation of chronic diseases. It is best to abandon the laser printer in favor of simpler but harmless models. If you can not do without it, keep it not too close to people, do not leave it turned on unnecessarily and well ventilate the room in which the printer is located. Looking for the enemy ... in the couch It will seem amazing,but a normal health cushion may be a health hazard. What is it covered in? Often decorative pillows, as well as generally soft furniture, impregnated with a special fire retardant composition. It sometimes contains various toxic substances that not only have a bad effect on general health, but also with constant contact increase the risk of developing oncology. Unfortunately, to determine whether pillows are harmless by the eye, it is unlikely to work, so we struggle as follows: carefully read the description of the product, ask the seller about the fire-resistant composition, we already check the purchased pillows for examination. Our opinion: - Toxic substances are contained not only in furniture or finishing materials. Sometimes elements that are harmful to health literally live within the walls of your home - for example, when building hazardous materials such as lead or asbestos were used in the construction of the house. To know this for sure, we recommend that you turn to specialists from SES and check the apartment for "harmfulness." You can order a standard examination (a sample of water or air indoors), and a more serious study, such as measuring the level of radiation.
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