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8 Ways Your Home Could Be Making You Sick

If you spend most of your time locked behind closed doors in fear of the dangers lurking on the outside—think again! Your home sweet home is harboring its share of factors that can prove detrimental to your health and wellbeing.

Here are eight ways your home can make you ill…

1. Patch Leaks

That wet basement, attic crawl space, and those drips under your plumbing fixtures (you know the ones you patched with tape) can be toxic breeding grounds for mold.  In fact, researchers at the Wisconsin’s Medical College, Allergy-Immunology Program claim that mold will develop quickly, in roughly 72-hours, on damp drywall and wood inside your home, emitting spores that can cause a collection of respiratory conditions—like asthma and allergies. Just be sure to hire a professional remediation company to remove mold or don the proper safety equipment (i.e., safety goggles, code respirator, and rubber gloves) to remove all mold.

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