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Is your home ruining your health? 10 things to look out for

Is your home ruining your health? 10 things to look out for
News from Mirror.co.uk:

Laden with toxins, pesticides, gases, mites and moulds, it’s no wonder scientists from the US Environmental Protection Agency believe the air inside is more toxic than it is outside.

And as we spend 90% of our lives indoors, are we putting ourselves at greater risk of becoming ill or contracting life-shortening diseases? If so, what should we look out for?

Shower head

Scientists at the University of Colorado, US, say the slime that builds up inside a shower head is a breeding ground for bugs linked to lots of diseases.

Tests found 30% of shower heads contained Mycobacterium avium, a bug linked to lung disease and one related to the germ that causes TB.

What to do: The easiest and cheapest way to kill the bugs and get rid of limescale deposits is to soak your shower head in warmed white vinegar for 20 minutes, then wipe off with a kitchen towel.

Do it weekly.

Flooring

Plywoods, press board (like MDF) and other manufactured woods emit formaldehyde, which is used to glue them together.

Formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds can cause nausea, dizziness and allergy symptoms and chronic exposure can damage your liver and central nervous system.

What to do: Make sure your home is well ventilated at all times.

There are lots of eco-friendly decorating m…………… continues on Mirror.co.uk

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