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11 Hidden Household Dangers

11 Hidden Household Dangers

By Kate Carter, DivineCaroline You may have detected subtle hints that something might by awry: a persistent cough that seems related to the musty smell in your basement, the dastardly scent lingering on your hands after using the kitchen sponge, mysterious-looking paint flakes exposed deep beneath the top layer. The good news about potential health hazards around the house is that they are easy to uncover, and relatively inexpensive to correct. And the mental benefits of being proactive about these dangers are abundant. No more sleepless nights, and no more wondering whether your child is bathing in water that flowed through lead pipes. These are some of the most common–and easiest to correct–household hazards that may be lingering in your home. 1. Kitchen Sponges The sad truth is that unless you’re diligent about sanitizing them often, kitchen sponges often carry more ge...

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