As parents, we have the ultimate responsibility to protect our children and provide safety for our family. All family members can be exposed to some sort of danger, and when speaking about safety, it’s wrong to assume that the dangers we might encounter are just of a physical nature.
Stressing about whether your spouse is driving safely, whether the plane has landed, or whether your children feel safe and secure in public transport are not the only concerns. We also need to think about the safety of our home, financial security, and health. Although all these concerns might give us a great burden, we constantly need to strive for mastery and overcome the challenges. Let me give you some advice based on everything I’ve learned over the years.
If some of these questions are constantly bugging you, instead of being anxious, try to calm down and reach out for help. There’s nothing wrong with admitting that you’re facing a challenge and that you need a helping hand. When you calm down, try to address the challenges one by one.
For instance, one of the challenges that families in the USA are facing is fire hazards. According to the National Fire Protection Association, properly installed smoke alarms may play a vital role in reducing death and injuries caused by fires. They further explain that the death rate per 1,000 reported home fires was more than twice as high in homes that did not have any working smoke alarms compared to the rate in homes with working smoke alarms (12.3 deaths vs. 5.7 deaths per 1,000 fires). That’s why it’s recommended to install these devices in your home if you want to feel safer.
Another important safety concern that you can do something about is ensuring that your family is breathing safe air. Not a lot of people are aware that through the air we breathe gasses, allergens, mold, and other particles that might be harmful to our health. The gasses we inhale might be odorless and not visible for the eye. One of those gases is the radioactive Radon, which according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is very dominant, and presents a serious health hazard that can even cause lung cancer. Therefore, ensuring that you have implemented all necessary measures for your family to breathe healthier air will put one of your concerns at ease. There are a variety of air purifiers for all room sizes and budgets, and it’s easy to find the one that’s suitable for you at CleanBreathing.
Air purifiers help filter the indoor air of toxic chemicals and gases. Unlike a smoke system that’s recommended to be installed by professionals, you can install an air purifier in your home by yourself. By implementing smoke detectors and air purifiers you are contributing to the safety of your family, and that’s always a good thing.