Home > Lifestyle > Healthy home Healthy home 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. Healthy home 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 Healthy home News Waste is fast food for baboons Fire safety guidelines for Christmas Anti-bacterial soaps may be ineffective Cords from blinds may strangle kids 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 » 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 » 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 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 » 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 » advertisement Live healthier Healthy weight » Underweight? Eating speed linked to BMI Weight and BMI affect fertility Should we really consider BMI? The Body Mass Index is widely used to assess if an individual is overweight or not. DietDoc investigates how accurate this tool really is. Digital health news » Screensaver or eyesaver? How to survive load shedding Computer may predict infectious influenza New Ransomware virus causes havoc An incredibly destructive computer virus is on the rise, charging user's thousands of rand to unlock their own devices once infected with terrible consequences if they don't.