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Which germs lurk in your home?

Thought your house was clean? The average kitchen cutting-board contains more germs than the average household toilet seat. This article is not for the fainthearted.

Is your home a roach motel?

You switch on the kitchen light at night and there they are, merrily scurrying away. Getting rid of them is not so easy, though. Our Envirohealth expert gives a few tips.

Let the home buyer beware

The home you are about to buy could pose some serious health risks. Here's how to recognise them.

13 signs this is the right home for you

Whether you are renting or buying, choosing the right place to live is not only difficult, but can also play a big role in your future health and well-being.

Is your home a tip?

How would you feel if two strangers came to poke around your home? And checked how clean your toilet was? And your bedding? If your house is spotless, you may not mind.

10 ways to blitz your home

Here are the 10 most important things you need to do to keep your home hygienic - and have a life as well.

New Year's resolutions for slobs

If you've been slobbing on the couch, and don’t have a clue how to adopt a fitter, healthier lifestyle, then read on to find 10 new year's resolutions for couch potatoes.

6 dangers in your home

Many household items can wear out, break or lose their effectiveness if you hang on to them for too long. Use these guidelines when you spring-clean to stay healthy and safe.

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