One of the duties of the parents is to ensure the safety of their kids. They take every precautionary measure such as prevent their kids from playing outside to keep them safe from harm. However, some of the health hazards can actually be found right at home.
Here are a few of them that you need to watch for:
1. Molds. Molds particularly love to grow in dark and damp places. They usually propagate under your sink, in your bathroom and your cupboard. Excess moisture in the couch or on the bed can also trigger the appearance of molds. You can prevent them by simply eradicating moisture and keeping your rooms dry. The best way to do this is to ensure proper ventilation. Try to use dehumidifiers that can normalize regulate air moisture in your house.
2. Toxic nerve gasses in mattresses. Have you ever wondered what exactly is in a mattress? There could be a lot of toxic materials there. In fact, if it has complied with the fire retardant safety rules and regulations by the government, chances are, that mattress is riddled with chemicals. There is a chemical reaction that leads to the appearance of toxic nerve gasses if these chemicals interact with allergens. This can cause health problems especially to children.
3. Toothpaste. Check your toothpaste. Does it contain fluoride? Fluoride is harmful to the health says our health specialists. There are many natural ingredients that can keep our teeth and gums healthy without the use of fluoride.
4. Breakables. Be wary of glass objects like tabletop fountains and glass vases. If your child is in the toddler years, it may be difficult to control his playfulness. You can ensure safety by putting adhesive at the bottom of these breakables in order to keep them in place.
5. Electricity. Convenience outlets which are within reach of children should be covered. If there are live wires which remain open, attend to them immediately. Electrocution is very dangerous and it can be even be fatal.
Your home is the family’s sanctuary and you should always keep it safe for everyone, especially your children.
Read related articles: