Home Health Hazard Assessment and management

Home Health Hazard Assessment and management

  1. Home Health Hazard Assessment Service
  2. Self-help books
  3. Home safety equipment

Home Health Hazard Assessment Service

There are many things in our house that can make us sick. They include a lot of things we think are harmless, but have been shown to contribute to our ill health. This include the mold that grow in our damp walls that cause stuffy nose and asthmatic attacks, as well as the furnishing and paints that emit substances that have been shown to depress our mood and our health. This is in addition to such obvious sources of ill health like our refuse, water supply, toilet system and the presence in our homes of disease agents such as mosquitoes, cockroaches, rats and even snakes.

The identification of these hazards in homes is the responsibility of government Sanitary Inspectors, but their inspection visits have waned since after independence, and have stopped in many States of the Federation. This is even as the importance of the house-to-house inspection has increased, due to the technological development that has introduced newer, and more deadly hazards. The vacuum created is now being filled by private service providers who are able to identify the hazards in even the most technologically advanced houses.

Providers of services

Name of Provider: Delphi Health Check-ups and Interventions

Location of provider: Port Harcourt, Mgbede – Egbema

Additional information: We have a protocol for the health hazard assessment of Nigerian homes that is based on international best practices, but has been adapted to take into consideration the religious and cultural sensibilities of Nigerian societies. We have both the expertise and equipment to carry out the assessment in a way that brings out immense benefits.

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Service Charge: Call/WhatsApp/EmailService Charge covers the cost of the assessment, Certificate of Assessment and a report that details how the identified hazards can be controlled.


Self-help books

Name of book: Home Safety: The Visual Guide for Hazards and Dangers at Home

Brief description of the book: Home Safety is a guide for parents and children to increase their awareness in identifying hazards and dangers in the home. The main objective is to correct all hazards in the home to make it a safer place for the entire family to live in.

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Name of book: The Healthy Home Handbook: All You Need to Know to Rid Your Home of Health and Safety Hazards

Brief description of the book: In The Healthy Home Handbook, John Warde, the former home-improvement columnist for The New York Times, answers the most frequently asked questions about asbestos, lead, radon, and formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOCs): How harmful are these substances, exactly? What steps can you take to test your home yourself? What remedies are possible? How can you obtain professional help?

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Name of book: Home Safe Home – A Manual for Health and Safety Around the Home

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Background of the authors: Lesley Wickham

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Name of book: The Gift of Fear : Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

Brief description of the book: True fear is a gift. Unwarranted fear is a curse. Learn how to tell the difference. A date won’t take “no” for an answer. The new nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling. A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help. The threat of violence surrounds us every day. But we can protect ourselves, by learning to trust–and act on–our gut instincts. In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the nation’s leading expert on violent behavior, shows you how to spot even subtle signs of danger–before it’s too late. Shattering the myth that most violent acts are unpredictable, de Becker, whose clients include top Hollywood stars and government agencies, offers specific ways to protect yourself and those you love, including…how to act when approached by a stranger…when you should fear someone close to you…what to do if you are being stalked…how to uncover the source of anonymous threats or phone calls…the biggest mistake you can make with a threatening person…and more. Learn to spot the danger signals others miss. It might just save your life.

Background of the authors: Gavin de Becker is a three-time presidential appointee whose pioneering work has changed the way our government evaluates threats to our nation’s highest officials. His firm advises many of the world’s most prominent media figures, corporations, and law enforcement agencies on predicting violence, and it also serves regular citizens who are victims of domestic abuse and stalking. De Becker has advised the prosecution on major cases, including the O.J. Simpson murder trial. He has testified before many legislative bodies and has successfully proposed new laws to help manage violence.

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Home safety equipment

Air Purifier: Air Purifiers are devices that use various air purifying methods to remove disease-causing substances in the air of a room. It is therefore beneficial for persons like asthmatic patients and children who are very sensitive to air pollutants like mould, bacteria, cigarette smoke, particulate matter and volatile organic compounds (VOC) that are often removed by the air purifiers. Studies indicate that the installation of an air purifier in the bedroom significantly reduces the number of asthmatic attacks among asthmatic patients.to

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Brand Name: Honeywell Air Touch P Air Purifier

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Brand Name: Philip Air purifier AC4074/00

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Brand Name: Holmes Personal Space Air Purifier (HAP116Z-U)

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Brand Name: PS-S220WC LG Air Purifier

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Smoke detector

Smoke detectors are devices that detect smoke in a room, and then release alarm that alerts the fire outbreak. They are usually mounted in the kitchen and other places of the house where the possibility of a fire outbreak is high. A study indicates that the installation of smoke detectors in a residential house cuts by half the risk of dying in a house fire.

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Brand Name: First Alert Smoke Detector Alarm

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Brand Name: Smoke Detector

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Insect Electrocutor

They are also called Bug Zapper. They are devices that attract flying insects with fluorescent lights, and then electrocute them with high voltage electricity that burns and kills the flying insect. They are usually constructed in a such a way that the user and bystanders are protected from electric shock. Studies have shown that mounted electrocutors are more effective against insects such as housefly that are attracted by the ultraviolet light that is emitted by the Electrocutor, and less effective against insects such as mosquitoes that are attracted to carbon dioxide and the water vapour in human breathe. However, electrocutors that emit carbon dioxide are being manufactured and are becoming more available in the market. There are also hand-held electrocutors that are built like lawn tennis rackets that do not attract insects, but activated and move around to kill the insects.

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Brand Name: Maxkon 48W Electric Bug Zapper

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Brand Name: The Executioner – Bug Zapper Racquet

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Brand Name: Stinger Portable Bug Zapper Racket

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