Sunday, June 1, 2008

Health Hazards At Home

Is the environment — your home environment — hazardous to your health? With new research continuing to show that unhealthy substances found in everyday products often pose higher risks for certain segments of the population, it’s a question becoming more important for older Americans.

With good reason. Longer life spans may increase the chances that cumulative exposure will cause illnesses with long latency periods, such as cancer or Parkinson’s disease, to develop. And older people are more likely to have conditions — such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease and diabetes—that can dramatically reduce their ability to withstand exposure to environmental hazards.

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