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Column: What Is Right Under Your Nose That Is Making You Sick?

Date Published: 02/07/2020 [Source]

I strongly believe environmentally outside and in our home are a huge factor when it comes to having an effect on our health. If you're still using Tide and other chemicals as your household products, you better read up on the ingredients. Your home is your haven, but inside even the most pristine houses lurks hidden dangers that can cause disease and illness to you and your family. Indoor toxicity can cause an array of illnesses without you even knowing it. Let's examine a few indoor toxicities that can have a great impact on your health for which you may want to look into alternatives.

According to the US Environmental Protection agency (EPA) nearly one out of 15 homes is estimated to have elevated radon levels. Over time, breathing in radon gas can damage tissue and could possibly lead to lung cancer. The good news is that testing your home's air with do-it-yourself radon kit is easier than ever.

According to the EPA 30 to 50 percent of all structures have damp conditions that could encourage the growth and spread of bio-pollutants of mold. In warm conditions the percentage is much likely to be higher. Mold grows on the walls, carpets, or other materials and portions of it are transferred into the indoor air that you breath, which may cause allergic reactions (rhinitis, dermatitis or skin rash) and other immunologic effects. Some indications include stained ceilings, musty earthy smell, and black, pink, orange, or green spots on the walls. Evaluate your home and perform the removal.