Updated 12 February 2013

Visit the Healthy Home Centre

Visit the Healthy Home Centre


Most people regard their home as a safe sanctuary where they can switch off from the outside world and feel loved and protected. We go through a lot of trouble to create beautiful and cosy surroundings. But have you ever stopped for a moment to think about the number of germs that could potentially be hiding in your home?

Did you know that some of the greatest health hazards could be lurking right inside your den?  The kitchen, for example, is the heart of any home, but, because food is prepared and stored here, it can also be the home of many unwanted bacteria. In the bathroom the danger of bacterial infection is high, because the toilet is there, and the bedrooms and living rooms can be a paradise for dust mites and other allergens that could spell misery for people with allergies and asthma.

And we haven't even mentioned the bin, drains, rusty equipment and your child's sandpit outside your house! This section is packed with advice and safety and health tips to keep your home a healthy and happy one. 

Click here to visit our Healthy Home Centre


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