Find out the things in your home that could be affecting your family’s health.
By Toni Gasparis
Many places in the home can have toxins without you knowing. Become an educated consumer and homeowner by understanding when your home may be putting you and your family’s health at risk.
Asbestos was a common substance that was incorporated into the manufacturing of ceiling tiles up until 1975. If your house was built during that time period, you may have asbestos in your ceiling. You can usually tell when asbestos has grown because spores start to form on top of the tiles. Do not touch or poke the spores or try to eliminate them yourself — this will cause asbestos particles to be released into the air and absorbed into your lungs. If asbestos gets into your respiratory system it will irritate and scar your lungs and potentially form mesothelioma, a cancer in the lung lining.