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The Condition of Your Home Could Impact Your Health

This winter, much of the country has been in a deep freeze. With all the snow and ice, many people have spent a great deal of their time in the house. Besides just causing cabin fever, the condition of your home itself has a great effect on the health of you and the members of your family.

Here are some everyday things that could be causing health problems in your home.

  • Smoking inside can cause asthma and respiratory issues, and can even lead to cancer.

  • Radon, a gas which is odorless and tasteless causes lung cancer.

  • The presence of too much moisture or mold (which can come from over-use of humidifiers in the winter) may lead to asthma and respiratory problems.

To prevent these sort of issues, don’t allow smoking in your home, and be sure to install smoke detectors and regularly change their batteries, just in case a fire should occur. Test for radon, and install fan systems that remove radon vapors. Fix water leaks to prevent excess moisture from being present in your home, and keep it well ventilated.

Simple steps like these help ensure your family’s health, especially when mother nature doesn’t allow you to go outside.

Image description: According to the CDC, one out of three cancer deaths in the United States could be prevented if we eliminated smoking.
Smoking causes cancer in all parts of the body, not just the lungs. Smoking has been tied to cancer in the stomach, bladder, kidneys, liver and more. 
Get tips and support to quit smoking from Smokefree.gov.

Image description: According to the CDC, one out of three cancer deaths in the United States could be prevented if we eliminated smoking.

Smoking causes cancer in all parts of the body, not just the lungs. Smoking has been tied to cancer in the stomach, bladder, kidneys, liver and more. 

Get tips and support to quit smoking from Smokefree.gov.

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