How to Get Rid of Those Creepy, Crawly Dangers Lurking In Your Home

From BPA to bed bugs, your home may be filled with more unwanted guests than you'd care to think about! Here's how you can keep the most dangerous microbes to a minimum (12 Photos)

Cleveland Clinic Wellness Editors on Dec 5, 2012 at 3:28PM

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How to Get Rid of Those Creepy, Crawly Dangers Lurking In Your Home

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Environmental Pollutants

Environmental exposures and lifestyle habits account for about two-thirds of all cancers in the U.S. A presidential panel says environmental pollutants pose an unnecessary cancer risk. According to the President’s Cancer Panel, nearly 80,000 chemicals on the market are understudied and largely unregulated. Though what risk they pose is unknown, you can take steps to minimize your chemical exposure. Mark Liponis, M.D., corporate medical director at Canyon Ranch and author of Ultra-Longevity, recommends having the radon levels in your home checked, filtering your tap water with a charcoal filter and opting for organic personal care products such as shampoos and soaps.

Learn more about how to reduce your risk of disease, at Cleveland Clinic Wellness.

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