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Slow Moving Health Threats: 5 Risks That Could Affect Your Family’s Health

Some of the worst health threats are the ones that move slowly. Such crawling perils build up over time, and before you know it, you are beginning to notice the ill effects. By the time you or your family have been noticeably affected, it sometimes may be too late to completely correct for the health threat. Here are five such health risks that you can prevent by taking action now.
Slow Moving Health Threats: 5 Risks That Could Affect Your Family's Health

Tap Water

Tap water quality in some areas can be a concern. While it may be declared safe to drink, it’s hard to know what kind of hard metals and other pollutants actually make their way into the water. Individual plumbing systems may leak metal or toxins into your water. To avoid the effects, place a filter on each of your taps. Occasional testing of your water can help to also assure your family’s safety.


Mold is one of those problems that both looks bad in the home and causes health issues. Your family could face respiratory illness, chronic colds, and other plights because of mold in your home. Mold is often caused by water damage, and it’s important to get leaks fixed. Professionals like Leak Busters who fix water damage in San Juan Capistrano suggest that you keep moisture in check in your home, and that you dry wet areas of your home within 24 to 48 hours to prevent mold growth.

Air Quality

Many factors go into air quality in the home. Dust, fumes from the outdoors, and cooking fumes can all affect the quality of the air you breathe. To avoid respiratory problems as a result of this, be sure to have good ventilation in the home. A strong HVAC system along with air filters for each room will do the trick.

Beauty Products

Have you ever wondered what’s in the beauty products we use each day, such as hairspray and perfumes? The truth is that not all of those chemicals are good for you, and most are not good if you incidentally ingest them. Your family can cut down on exposure to some of the chemicals by using fewer such products or natural products.

Flavorings and Additives

Manufactured foods may be convenient and tasty, but they can pack a punch in the health department. The FDA fairly often seems to be finding reasons to take products off the market that we’ve been consuming for years. To avoid any repercussions of eating processed foods, you can incorporate more organic foods into your family’s diet.

Each of these problems are ones that most people don’t worry about until it’s too late. Fortunately, there are ways to get around each of these environmental pollutants if you act ahead of time. By avoiding all of the above, you could notice that your family’s health can take a serious upswing and you can be worry free about slow-moving threats.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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