Hidden Dangers Lurking in Your Home

Hidden Dangers Lurking in Your Home

(TacticalNews.com) – Danger lurks around every corner, but we don’t always realize it. Your home is full of threats you may not be aware of. Let’s take a look at some and where you might find them.

One factor in our homes we don’t think of as being a danger is humidity; we can trigger allergies by too much or not enough of it. You can buy humidifiers or dehumidifiers to keep the correct level of moisture in the air; an ideal range of relative humidity (RH) is between 40%-50%. Measuring air moisture is easy with the help of a hygrometer device.

Another issue we know about but don’t necessarily always care about is dust, which attracts dust mites. These tiny creatures thrive on dead skin cells and prefer a humid habitat, another reason to keep humidity levels under control.

Dust mites may seem harmless, but according to the American Lung Association, they’re not at all innocent, triggering allergies and asthma attacks in people who are susceptible. Mites can thrive in carpets, bedding, pet beds and even your children’s teddy bear or other stuffed animals.

Allergies can be a serious threat, especially if you have asthma. While your immune system is there to protect you, sometimes it goes a little overboard when it reacts to allergens, and you can develop a type of rhinitis called hay fever. Thankfully, the condition isn’t contagious, but that doesn’t mean it won’t make you miserable for weeks, or even months, each year.

Allergies aren’t the only threat you face in your home. Be sure to look into five ways food can kill and see how you can avoid these dangers.

Do you suffer from allergies? Did you know these factors could make them worse? Reply to your email and let us know! We would love to hear from you!

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