Monday, August 30, 2021

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Hidden Household Hazards

Depending on the age of your home, the region it was built, and the level of moisture and/or humidity in your home can determine how much, or how little your family could be affected by hidden household hazards. These hazards include: asbestos, radon, lead, and mold specifically black mold.


If you're home was built before 1980 there is a good chance that you have asbestos somewhere in your home. It might be in the roofing shingles or it could be in the siding, but unless it was removed by a previous owner, there's a high likelihood that you could have an asbestos issue. Generally speaking asbestos isn't dangerous until it is disturbed and fibers are released into the air. Those fiber are then enhaled creating an exposure to asbestos that could lead to health issues down the road.


Like Asbestos, lead was a widely used heavy metal in many things relating to your home from plumbing fixtures to lead based paint. While it is toxic for all humans (and pets) it is especially toxic to children. Lead poisoning can lead to a host of emotional and learning disabilities as well as other physical issues.


Radon is a naturally occurring, colorless and odorless, radioactive gas that can cause lung cancer. Most radon issues occur inside homes that trap radon gas escaping from the soil beneath. The trapped radon gas creates high concentrations of the gas and thus a higher exposure. Fortunately, radon gas can be affordably controlled by installing a radon mitigation system.

Black Mold

Toxic black mold releases spores as it propagates through common household materials such as carpet, drywall, and insulation. These black mold spores can cause a variety of health issues in people and pets. Mild symptoms include sneezing, coughing, rashes and fatigue. Prolonged exposure can cause more dangerous symptoms such as vomiting, bleeding in the lungs, and nose bleeds.

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Crafting for Mental Health & Stress Management During Lockdown

We created the infographic to highlight interesting data supporting the link between crafting and art-making activities and mental health/stress reduction. It was originally featured over on the blog in รข€˜Crafting for Mental Health and Stress Management During Lockdown.

We also discovered a correlation between a 113% increase in crafting product sales that coincided with the global lockdown. After noticing this trend, we asked for input from people who used crafting to help them cope during the pandemic.

You can find the full context in the original post below:

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Top Facts About Semi-trailer Truck Blind Spots to Keep You Safe on the Road

Top Facts About Semi-trailer Truck Blind Spots to Keep You Safe on the Road

Large commercial trucks have enormous blind spots. While commercial truck drivers are trained to watch for vehicles that may be in their blind spots, they aren't always as cautious as they should be. Complicating the problem is the fact that other motorists may be unaware or less mindful of the truck's No Zones - the areas that should be avoided at all costs.
v According to the most current statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, 40,567 Florida truck accidents resulted in 33 fatalities and as many as 2,200 injuries in a single year alone. In many cases, these devastating collisions occur because drivers fail to pay appropriate attention to a truck's blind spots.
v If you were injured in a Tampa blind spot truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Contact a truck accident attorney at Brooks Law Group today to learn more in a free consultation.

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