Mold, asbestos and co: merciless pollutants in your own four walls
Home is the place where we should feel safe, relaxed and free. Unfortunately, however, the air often contains hidden dangers. Mold, asbestos and other contaminants put your health at risk and can lead to serious illness if ignored. These pollutants can be present in almost any home, regardless of age, size or location. In this article, we’ll uncover some of the most common pollutants and what we can do to protect ourselves against them.
Most of us are unaware of how often we expose ourselves to bacterial contamination spreading through our kitchens and bathrooms. However, mold, usually caused by moisture or leaks, is just one of many types of contaminants that can also enter through outdated building materials or broken windows. Asbestos, another pollutant commonly used in insulation or caulking in the past, can cause cancer and other diseases if inhaled.