Healthy Homes

Promoting health from within a home: Removing toxins from a residence

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 14:30

There are many items and fixtures within a typical home that can act as a powerful trigger to a number of common respiratory ailments such as asthma and allergies, and homeowners may want to remove these things if they wish to protect their family and prevent the exacerbation of one of these illnesses.
According to the Coloradoan, senior citizens and young children are especially vulnerable to any negative effects caused by the use of unclean and outdated technology and products within a home.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the agency for Housing and Urban Development have all noted that the quality of indoor air is typically up to 70 percent worse than that which is found outdoors. Despite this notion, many people do not realize that spending time indoors is often worse for you than being outside.
A number of assessments are available for homeowners, ranging from government-sponsored investigations into how healthy of a home one has to average data for American homes that can be cross-referenced for any family in the U.S.
However, one of the easiest ways to eliminate some of the airborne contaminants in a home is to install new technology and remove older products that contribute to the problem.
Older paint should be scraped, dangerous insulation needs to be removed and conventional heating systems can be replaced with more updated technology.

Radiant heating systems can be installed to solve the problem of an outdated heating system, as these products help to provide a family with a cleaner atmosphere. Because this technology doesn't require radiators, heating vents or air ducts, many of the contaminants that are produced are eliminated.