9 Hidden Dangers in Your Home That Could Harm You

There is an old saying that “A man’s home is his castle” and many of us can attest to the truthfulness of that statement. After all, when we are at home, we are in a comfortable and familiar area and it seems as if we have control over our surroundings.

Even though we may feel comfortable with our homes, there are dangers we need to be aware of that could put our health and the health of our family at risk. Many of those dangers lurk underneath the surface and until we know they are there, they are likely to continue to be a problem. Here are 9 hidden dangers in the home that you need to know about now.

  1. Paint

There is nothing quite like adding a splash of color to the home to really make a difference. What many of us don’t realize, however, is that an older home could be hiding a danger in the form of lead-based paint. Although lead-based paint was banned in 1978, there are many cases down to this day of toxic lead poisoning in young children.

If you live in an older home, have your paint tested and if necessary, hire a professional to have the paint removed. If you are painting the home, make sure you choose a type of paint with very little or no volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

  1. Mold

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