Hidden Health Hazards in Your Home and What You Can Do About Them – AARP

Here are products to watch out for and ways you can reduce risk. 1. Paint and solvents. If paint and paint solvents, such as mineral spirits, turpentine, methanol or xylene, are used improperly, their fumes can stress your lungs and heart, contributing to irregular heartbeat, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Aging Initiative.