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 How to keep food safe during a power outage Waste is fast food for baboons Fire safety guidelines for Christmas Anti-bacterial soaps may be ineffective 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 From our sponsors Uncontrolled periodontal disease and diabetes – a collective health risk? Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Medical bills » GP and money Cut medical bills Medical savings account Medical scheme: what is a self-payment gap? Have you exhausted your day-to-day benefits and moved into your self-payment gap? Here's what it means. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.