Oct 29, 2017

Your Home Is Trying To Hurt You

We hate to be the ones to tell you this, but your home may be affecting your health in a, ummm, how do we say this delicately, a harmful way. Yeah, we know this isn’t exactly the sweetest song to hear, but we thought it better to leave you informed and able to act appropriately than to keep this vital information all to ourselves and leave you blissfully unaware of your home’s vengeance against you. 

So, without leaving it another second, here are the most common and secretive ways your home could be harming the health of you and your loved ones:


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Forget About Fluorescent Lights
Yup. These little suckers can have an immensely harmful affect on your wellbeing, especially if you are enduring what scientists like to call “prolonged exposure”. We’re talking migraines, eyestrain, problems with your sleep and even a higher risk of breast cancer. That is why we beg, urge and plead you to invest in a radioactive-style suit and start replacing your fluorescent bulbs with incandescent or LED versions. 



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Blue Bedrooms Are Best
This came as a shock to us too but, apparently, bedrooms that embrace the color blue are much more likely to encourage a deep sleep, not to mention look more extravagant too. It has something to do with the way they relax your mind before your eyes slip shut, compared to other colors that have been proven to stimulate your brain more thus impacting on your sleep quality. Basically, blue promotes calmness and tranquility, both of which are pretty closely associated with chilling out. 


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Tap Water Is Terrible
If we were to ask whether your tap water was hard or soft, would you know the answer? The reason this is important is drinking soft water can lead to a myriad of health problems, including heart and liver disease, while hard water can cause some pretty annoying skin diseases, like eczema. That is why we recommend you invest in the best water filter for PFOA and start looking after your body a bit more. We know your tap water is relatively awesome compared to some countries, but it still isn’t perfect and that is the point we are trying to get across. 


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Drying Clothes Inside Is Dreadful
Let’s avoid any nonsensical scientific terminology that no one will understand and lay it out in a way that is easy to understand: drying your clothes inside will make the air in your home moister, which is just what mold needs to survive and thrive. Why is this bad? Because mold spores are a big cause of respiratory issues. We’re talking nasty coughs, itchy throats and maybe - just maybe - chest infections too. 


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You’ll Get Square Eyes
Our parents used to make up a lot of fibs when we were kids. Things like, “if you don’t dry yourself properly after a bath a unicorn will get sick.” However, moms weren’t lying about the square eyes thing, or at least they weren’t lying about how bad sitting too close to the television is. As a rule, always try and view your TV from the twice the diagonal width of your screen. Oh, and make sure you have the right lighting too because nothing is worse than straining to see the TV. You’ll just end up with sore eyes and a headache.