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 10 common items in the home that used to be deadly A home needs to be a safe haven. However, in the Victorian and early Edwardian eras many common household items were actually quite dangerous. More in How to keep your home healthy News How we can prevent deadly fires in South African homes 6 creative ways to stay warm when the lights go out Vital protection against insect bites Your health is in your hands Living areas 6 creative ways to stay warm when the lights go out Winter! Loadshedding! What's a South African to do? You just need some bricks, a bottle of wine and a small room, says Health24 users. See all Living areas » 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 How to keep your home healthy Vital protection against insect bites A single fabric application will provide 3 months protection and last for 30 wash cycles. See all How to keep your home healthy » 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 Discover treatments that can help reduce acne Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Fill in our quick and easy survey and stand a chance of winning a R2000 voucher! What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.