Have you ever thought about the objects in your home and their effect on your overall health? In case you haven’t we are going to tell you how harmful certain things can be and what you can do to protect yourself. There are objects in your home that can even cause cancer, so in order to learn which ones you should remove as soon as possible, just keep reading.
This is the most common used cookware by people in the US, but there are side effects over the health. They release toxic chemicals during cooking. The coating starts to break down and releases many fluoride-based gasses and toxic particles many of which are cancer causing. Try to use ceramic or glass pans and pots.
Even there are numerous healthy and natural sweeteners, the most used ones are worse than the sugar. If you keep at home some of the following sweeteners, you should throw them out. One of them is Acesulfame K which affects pregnancy, causes tumors and may be carcinogenic. The Aspartame can be deadly for those with phenylketonuria and is linked to skin cancer. The saccharin is indigestible and may cause bladder cancer. The sorbitol causes gas, bloating and diarrhea and it is partially digested in the intestines. Replace these sweeteners with natural ones like Stevia, Erythritol, Xylitol and Yacon syrup.
The talc can lead to ovarian cancer and lung irritations. It was found by some researchers that majority of the ovarian tumors had talc particles deeply embedded. Another study linked the powder with ovarian cancer and since then, over 20 studies have shown the similar connection. A recent study reviewed data from a research that involved about 2,000 women and it showed an increased risk of cancer in the ovaries in 20-30 percent for women that used talcum powder for intimate hygiene.
Food containers and plastic bottles
When you eat or drink from plastic containers, the chemicals from the plastic come into the food and they get digested in the body along with the food. Bisphenol A is one of these chemicals and it is linked to have side effects on the health. It may have effects on the prostate glands in young children, babies and fetuses, behavior and on the brain. Use reusable glass or metal ones and it that way you will protect the environment and yourself.
The air fresheners can eliminate the odors and noxious gas from your home but the fumes that they emit can be very dangerous. These fumes can cause cancers (throat and nose), hormone imbalance and respiratory conditions like asthma. Use essential oils instead of air fresheners as they create pleasant aroma and provide health benefits. It was proved that inhaling rosemary oil can stimulate the nervous system and improve the mood. Add ten to fifteen drops of your favorite oil in a spray bottle and add one cup of distilled water and spray it around the home.
Commercial cleaning products
We all have cleaning products for different home parts. Even they are supposed to keep the home safe from bacteria many of the commercial cleaning products are associated to health problems like hormone disrupting and respiratory problems like asthma. But baking soda and vinegar provide antimicrobial cleaning properties and they don’t cause side effects. They work great against E. coli, salmonella and staph.
The toothpastes contain fluoride and saccharin which are carcinogens. The fluoride has many unhealthy effects like damage the thyroid and cause cavities. Use coconut oil as alternative instead of toothpaste. The saccharin is 350 times sweeter than the sugar and as it is carcinogen you should stay away from it.
Anti-dandruff shampoos contain methylchloroisothiazolinone that is suspected mutagen. They contain ammonium laureth sulfate that causes health problem. Studies on rats have discovered that it causes cancer.
They are toxins and for that reason they prevent the moths to eat the clothes They contain naphthalene which may cause many problems like cancer in animals, hemolytic anemia (destroying of the red blood cells) and liver and kidney damage.
The antibacterial soaps look like they will eliminate all the germs and bacteria, but recent studies have shown that they contain triclosan, an ingredient that increases the risk of cancer, early puberty and infertility, spurs the growth of drug resistant bacteria and interferes with levels of hormones in animals.
Deodorants and antiperspirants
Dr. P. Dabre found that many of the ingredient contained in the deodorants are concerning on their own. The health risk can be difficult to identify as they form a chemical cocktails when combined. They contain parabens that act as preservative in some personal care and underarm products.
Tick and flea treatment
These treatments are more harmful than helpful. It was shown that they contain fipronil which is found in many tick and flea treatments. It can cause dizziness, seizures, headaches, weakness, mild skin irritation, diarrhea or vomiting and it is considered as possible carcinogen.