Most people view their home as a safe a haven, a place to relax, socialise and bring up a family. It certainly isn’t somewhere we consider unsafe or somewhere that can cause (or exacerbate) health issues. However, in recent years a condition known as Toxic Home Syndrome has come into existence, it is a syndrome comprised of a collection of illnesses and conditions caused by breathing in toxins found in our homes. This is a real concern as toxic home syndrome has been linked to certain cancers and heart disease.
Is Your Home Making You Sick? Formaldehyde Could Be The Culprit
It’s a scary thought, but thankfully steps can be taken to lower the toxins within our home. Firstly we need to know where the toxins are emanating from and the answers are surprising. Crawl spaces within our homes are a source of toxins which can be breathed in. A company specialising in crawl space repair services will be able to advise. A major toxin within our homes is formaldehyde which is found in furniture, soft furnishings, carpets, clothes and cleaning products.
Taking action now will lower the concerning effects of formaldehyde within your home. Ensure your home is your safe haven!