In some cases, modern technology can have a negative impact on our health, such as staring at a screen just before bed, which can really mess up the quality of your sleep and too much screen use, can strain our eyes. But there are also a lot of high-tech devices that can enhance our health and well-being, including these gadgets that can make your home healthier.

1. Automatic Dustpan

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Most people don’t really think about dust, especially when it’s hiding in corners and underneath furniture. At least until it starts to coat every crevice and surface in your home anyway. But dust isn’t just unsightly. It’s actually a collective term to describe the wide variety of organic and inorganic particles that can collect in the home. Most of it is made up of shed human skin cells, which is why the rooms most used in the house generally tend to have the most dust. Dust mites, which are microscopic living organisms, live off of these skin cells – and as dust on mattresses, bedding, and sofas contain lots of skin cells, the dust mites follow. In addition to dust mites, it can contain all sorts of compounds, some of which are even considered to be toxic. It may include things like pet dander, rodent waste, paint particles, pollen, bacteria, viruses, plant and insect parts, heavy metals or even cigarette smoke and flame retardants. And oftentimes, even when we sweep or vacuum, we miss a lot of that potentially harmful dust.

2. Vacuum With A HEPA Filter

Of course, that automatic dustpan is not going to help a lot if you don’t have the right vacuum. The right vacuum is essential for good health as dust can trigger allergies and asthma, and a quality machine cuts the amount of dust you inhale. If your vacuum doesn’t have a HEPA filter, it could be putting you at risk for a host of nasty bacteria and microbes that can sneak into your system, and a HEPA-like filter doesn’t do the trick, according to Jeff May, author of ‘My House Is Killing Me!’, because the cleaner sucks in air and then filters the dust and expels the air, but if the filter isn’t really collecting the dust, that means you’re simply releasing particles into the air.

3. Culligan Filtered Shower Head With Massage

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While you’re scrubbing and exfoliating all of that dirt and bacteria off your body, your shower head is probably spraying you with water that’s laden with chemicals which can result in a wide range of health issues, from minor problems like skin irritation to life-threatening diseases. That’s because, without a filter, you’re showering in a pesticide – chlorine, which kills harmful pathogens in the water, as well as beneficial bacteria that are in our body. Plus, research out of the University of Colorado at Boulder, which analyzed 50 showerheads from nine different cities in the U.S., discovered nearly a third of them harbored a high level of a bacteria called Mycobacterium avium. The levels were 100 times greater than those found in typical household water. That bacteria has been known to cause lung infections when swallowed or inhaled and has also been associated with pulmonary disease and symptoms like fatigue, breathlessness or a persistent cough.

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