You spend a lot of time searching for the right home for you and your family. And you probably debate everything from space and convenience to budget, before agreeing on your favorite place. But the most important part of building a healthy home occurs after the lease has been signed or the mortgage agreed upon. Studies show that most accidents and injuries at home. "So many injuries and issues can be avoided if the right preventative measures are taken," says Susan Polan, PhD, associate executive director of the American Public Health Association.
Luckily, certain items and precautions can keep you and everyone under your roof in good health. "People could avoid losing their home or getting sick or falling or injuring themselves with a few simple things," says Polan. Read on to see 10 items that can keep you healthy and possibly even save your life.