Home > Lifestyle > How to keep your home healthy How to keep your home healthy All sections in Healthy Home » Bathroom » Kitchen » Living Areas » Outside Places germs love to hide There are some areas in your home that are simply wonderful hiding places for germs. How to keep your home healthy News Your health is in your hands Good hygiene starts with correct hand washing. Yet, so many of us get it wrong – and may become seriously ill as a result. More in How to keep your home healthy News Waste is fast food for baboons Fire safety guidelines for Christmas Anti-bacterial soaps may be ineffective Cords from blinds may strangle kids Outside Compost heaps - problems & solutions Compost heaps consist of decomposing organic matter.The accompanying high temperatures and moist conditions add to the fact that these heaps are ideal breeding gounds for bacteria See all Outside » Living areas Carpets - problems & solutions Carpets accumulate dust, trapping it until it can be removed by vacuuming. Carpets do not cause dust. In fact, new research proves the health and safety benefits of carpeting. See all Living areas » Take action Ask EnviroHealth Expert » Check Your sun sense » Test Do I have OCD? » Talk Parenting Talk Forum » Prevention of food poisoning How to wash dishes fast Bathroom The bath - problems & solutions Even though the largest part of the bath is usually enameled, there are nevertheless cracks in which bacteria can lurk. See all Bathroom » Kitchen Cupboards - problems & solutions Dust, which contains germs, fungi and house mites, tends to gather in and on cupboards. Germs commonly found in dust include the bacteria that may cause colds and flu. See all Kitchen » advertisement From our sponsors Is your baby dehydrated? How to tell. Taking charge of your health Man, take care of your health! Live healthier Too Tired? » 20 signs of burnout Staying active reduces stress 10 ways to have a healthier work day Why you're exhausted Lost your mojo? Here are 5 surprising energy drainers, plus the easy fixes that will help put the pep back in your step! Kick the habit » Cancer doesn't make smokers to quit Non-smokers don't use e-cigs Hookah contains benzene How South Africans quit smoking We asked ex-smokers to share their secrets to successfully quitting smoking. Find out how they managed to kick the habit.