When you turn the key in the front door and curl up on the sofa after an arduous day's work, your home is a blissful retreat from the hectic hustle and bustle of life. But consider this: that same place could be making you sick. Although many of the following factors can be especially serious for those with pre-existing health conditions, they can spell at least some kind of trouble for all of us.
You may have gone to considerable effort to make those sheets pristine, but they can actually be a key breeding ground for dust mites (pictured), which can worsen allergies or cause hay fever or common cold. What’s more, if you don’t wash sheets often enough, they can even house bedbugs which feed off your blood! This is why it’s so worthwhile to air out your room daily and wash your linens at no more than 60 degrees with antibacterial laundry detergent.
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