It is Dia de Muertos. A time to honor the loved ones who have died. It is a time to make your home a healthy place for you and your family to live!
Although there are numerous items in and near a home that can cause issues, I’m focusing on the less obvious or well-known situations.
Part 1 – Hidden Hazards: HOME
A few days ago I shared numerous issues I’ve personally experienced in my homes. Now I’m going to share issues known to cause SBS (Sick-Building Syndrome), many of which can cause serious health issues in humans.
Sick-Building Syndrome: HEALTH
There are several possible contributing factors that can cause SBS. In some cases, the way the building is constructed, the materials used in the construction (new or remodel), or the location (like close to a major highway or next to a parking garage) create the issues. Toxins and chemicals can get “trapped” inside a home causing health problems. Often when the person leaves the building the symptoms reduce or go away.
Some building factors are:
- Vehicle exhaust
- Plumbing vents
- Formaldehyde (found in almost all home furnishings like carpet, upholstered furniture, and glues holding plywood and pressboard/MDF board together)
- Pollen, bacteria, fungus, even insect & bird droppings
- Inadequate ventilation (“sealing the envelope too tightly” for energy efficiency causing less outdoor air ventilation)
- EMF – again
- Office machines (duplicators, copy machines, heating system exhaust, etc.)
- Humidity (sometimes causes mold in simple things like plants)
Some complaint factors at work can add to the situation (this is one of the things that happened to me with my chemical toxicity):
- Preexisting illness or allergies
- Job-related stress or dissatisfaction
Other interesting facts are:
- Symptoms more common in clerical jobs than managerial positions
- Happen to females more than males
The affects these unseen toxins can produce are SCARY! Let’s investigate our homes to see if we can detect any issues.
The “Day of the Dead” celebrations are to honor the spirits of our deceased loved ones. Let’s not have our home contribute to the passing of anyone we love.