You probably think that you have a clean, kid-friendly house that will help your children grow into healthy adults. A closer look at your home, however, may reveal chemicals and pollutants that have the opposite effect. They could put your children at serious risk.
Poor indoor air quality is a common health problem found in homes. Unless you leave your windows open throughout the year, gentle breezes never have a chance to remove pollutants from your house. Over time, the air inside your home collects pet dander, dust, smoke, and other harmful materials.
You can dramatically improve your home’s indoor air quality by making sure your HVAC system has a clean filter. A clean filter can capture more of the pollutants that cause asthma and allergic reactions in children. Just look at your air filter about once a month to see if it needs replacing. If it has already collected a lot of debris, then it’s time to throw out the filter and install a new one.
Parents can also find dangerous chemicals in many household cleaners. Ideally, you don’t want to clean your home with products that contain ammonia, chlorine, triclosan, sodium hydroxide, and other toxic chemicals. Instead of using these chemicals, you can learn how to make your own household cleaners from materials that won’t harm your kids.
The following infographic will give you more information about potential dangers in your home and how you can address them to create a safer environment for your children. Read the information carefully to see how you can make your house a healthier place for growing children.