What Diseases Can You Get If You Don't Tidy Your Home?

Most of us know that living in a messy house can create stress and worry. But few of us realize just how
dangerous living in an untidy state could potentially be for our health.


It turns out that when you don’t clean your home regularly, you can end up creating situations in which
you could fall ill from a variety of causes. Take a look at this list of diseases you can get if you neglect to
tidy up.


COPD


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COPD or chronic pulmonary lung diseases is a condition in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks the sensitive cells that line the lungs. Over time, people can lose the use of a large section of
their lungs, making it harder to breathe and do regular activities.


Yes, smoking is linked to higher rates of COPD but surprisingly, so too are old vacuums that don’t have
proper filters. Old vacuums often use a bag or no filter at all. And so when they suck up particles from
the floor, many of then end up flying back into the atmosphere. These particles can then irritate the lining
of the lungs and, over time, provoke an auto-immune reaction by confusing the immune system. The
solution is to use a HEPA filter: a special kind of medical-grade filter than removes almost all fine
particles thrown up by regular vacuuming.


Weil’s Disease
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Weil’s disease is sickness caused by leptospirosis, a bacteria found on mice and rats. The symptoms of
Weil’s disease are severe: they include swollen limbs and chest pains which manifest as a reaction to
the pathogen. Diagnosis with Weil’s disease usually results in immediate hospitalization. It’s a serious
condition.


An untidy home may increase your risk of contracting Weil’s disease. Why? Because mice and rats are
attracted to the food debris left throughout your home. If you have a habit of eating pizza on the couch
and not clearing up the crumbs, or you have a pantry with lots of food particles on the floor, then rodents
may move in.


You can learn how to get rid of rats in this guide. But the best policy is to ensure that you don’t provoke
an infestation in the first place.


Cancer


Your home is full of many chemicals from all the manufactured products you use regularly. You’ve got a
cleaner for your kitchen, bleach for your toilets, polishes for your furniture, and paints for your shed.
You’re exposed to dozens of chemicals in your home, many of which have not been studied thoroughly
by science for their effects on health. Yes, some well-known danger chemicals, like lead, are banned,
but many yet-to-be-studied additives are not. Their impact on the human body is not yet apparent.

The advice? Stick with products from organic or natural producers until there is more data on the long
term health effects of the chemicals in popular cleaning products. Many cleaning products could be
carcinogenic - or cancer-causing - and we may not know anything about it until the future when the
studies get done.

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