Is Your Home Harming your Health?

If you worry that your home is harming your health then now is the time for you to do something about that. If you don’t then you may find that you end up constantly getting ill, when in reality, all of this could be avoided.

Dust is Making you Wheeze

Dust comes from a lot of different places. It floats in the breeze and it is even stuck in the vents of your AC system. It can also be traipsed into your home from the mud on your shoes. Dust is a major health concern, and if you breathe it in for a long period of time, you may find that you end up going on to develop a range of health conditions. This can include heart problems, so it’s important that you stay on top of it. If you don’t have time to dust then one thing you can do is hire a cleaner. This will help to keep dust to a minimum and it will also stop it from settling. If you notice that your AC unit is dusty then hire someone to clean this out too. With that in mind, if your  AC is faulty then you need to get it repaired because if you don’t then the issue will keep on getting worse. Hiring an AC repair service is now easier than ever, as most of the time you can hire someone online.

Your Paintwork is Toxic

There are some very strict standards when it comes to the formulation of paint. With that in mind, some paints have very high VOC fumes. VOC stands for volatile organic compounds. Do not be fooled by the “organic” part here. VOCs tend to consist of a lot of different chemicals and this can cause short-term irritation as well as long-term health issues. All paints have to contain some kind of toxins, but there are ways for you to stop them from impacting your health. It may be that you choose paint that is low in solvents or that you choose paint that isn’t oil-based.

Your Home Lacks Daylight

You need daylight because if you don’t get any then your body won’t be able to produce Vitamin D. This is a nutrient that helps to fight disease. Studies have been done and they have found that if homes have natural light, then this can impact your mental health. If you like privacy but also want to let enough light in then consider opting for blinds. The great thing about getting blinds is that they let a lot of light in but they still give you some element of privacy. If you want to bounce light around the room more then consider getting some mirrors put up. When you do, you will soon find that your home feels way more open and this can make a major difference to how you feel. 

So as you can see, your home could be impacting your health, but if you deal with the above issues promptly, you should be able to stop it from having too much of a detrimental effect.

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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