Here are some things in your home that can increase your risks of health conditions;

Stoves or gas heaters

These cooking tools tend to release harmful carbon monoxide gas which increase your risk of lung cancers and gas poisoning especially in people living in poorly ventilated houses. High amounts of carbon dioxide in the air in homes interferes with the oxygen we inhale suffocating the lungs and worsening lung infections.

Plastic containers

Heating or storing food in plastic containers can trigger detrimental health issues as they contain PFA substances that release toxic chemicals under heat. The harmful chemicals can spread to the food which can spike growth of cancerous cells.

Dirty or worn out mattresses

Sleeping on dirty mattresses or beddings can result to respiratory problems and allergies. The dirt particles can cause sneezing, coughing, while worn out mattresses increase back or body pain issues.

Barbara Santini

Barbara is a freelance writer and a sex and relationships adviser at Dimepiece LA and Peaches and Screams. Barbara is involved in various educational initiatives aimed at making sex advice more accessible to everyone and breaking stigmas around sex across various cultural communities. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys trawling through vintage markets in Brick Lane, exploring new places, painting and reading.

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