- Adopt a smoke-free home. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General)
- Install a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector near bedrooms and check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall.
- Vacuum carpets often to remove allergens that trigger asthma attacks and allergic reactions.
- Test your home for radon gas. If levels are above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) action level, take steps to reduce those levels. (EPA)
- Have gas appliances professionally installed, vented outside, and checked annually for carbon monoxide leaks.
- Never run cars, lawnmowers and other combustion devices inside the garage. Always operate a safe distance from windows and doors.
- Properly ventilate rooms with high humidity, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements, to prevent moisture buildup and mold.
Indoor air pollution can be a problem in a lot of homes...it can irritate your eyes, nose, and throat. The inside air pollution can be caused from a variety things. This list might not have everything on it, but is definitely things you should be aware of...wood smoke; tobacco smoke; gas-burning furnaces; gas-burning appliances; radon gas; mold; and allergens. Below is some health and safety tips to give you peace of mind and keep your home safe.
A happy home is a safe home. I learned from this video...we are not as safe as we could be. Great ideas to keep your home secure and give you peace of mind while you are at home and away. Not advocating buying any of these products from this company...just giving you the information on keeping your home safer. Pick the things that you can use and do what you can.
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