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 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 Live healthier Hypertension » Salt may be bad for more than blood pressure Regularly salting foods heightens death risk How potassium fights high blood pressure Are you eating too much salt? Did you know that high blood pressure affects as many as 25% of adult South Africans? Do you have a sweet tooth? » What’s SA’s most sugary drink? Craving sugar? Blame your brain WHO says we're eating too much sugar 10 foods with hidden sugar Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, you might still be eating far more sugar than you think.