Eat, Drink, Breathe: Your Guide to a Healthier Home for Your Family

Your home is your family’s refuge after a long day at work and school.  It must be free from toxins and other harmful elements that may adversely affect your children’s health and well-being.  As a homemaker, you sweep, scrub, wipe, and dust every nook and cranny to rid your home of dirt where germs and bacteria may breed.  But are you truly cleaning hard enough?

 

How do you battle the elements that you cannot see like the presence of bacteria in the water that you drink and the air that you breathe?

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Here are some tips on how you can fight free radicals that may be contaminating your home.

 

  1. Have your house tested for Radon.

 

Radon is a radioactive gas that gives off harmful rays that can be potentially dangerous to your family.  It may be odorless and colorless but recent studies show that it is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.  Fortunately, a lot of Radon test kits are now commercially available.  Make sure you are not breathing this lethal gas and have your home tested as soon as possible.

 

  1. Filter and purify your tap water.

 

Contrary to popular belief, bottled water is not always a safer choice.  While water sold commercially may have gone through a filtration process, the end product has been proven to still be contaminated with plastic additives present in the bottle where it is stored.  You can eliminate this by getting your own water purifier and by storing your drinking water in sterilized containers.

 

  1. Have your air conditioners and filters cleaned regularly.

 

Did you know that indoor air can be 70% more polluted than the air in your yard or the street where you live?  This may be the case in your own home if you fail to have your air conditioning and filtration units cleaned regularly.  An air filter traps dust, bacteria, and other air contaminants and prevents these from further circulating inside your home.  If it remains clogged up with dirt, it may cause poor air circulation.

 

You don’t need to wait until the effects of these invisible contaminants start to become evident in your family’s health.  Take the next step to make sure your home remains to be the safest place for your family.  Invest on quality home cleaning appliances that will take care of the things not visible to the naked eye.

 

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