There are toxins living in your house everyday. These items can make you and your loved ones sick or unhealthy. Continue reading to learn more.
1. Nonstick Pots and Pans
Nonstick pots and pans are layered with a chemical to make them non-stick. This chemical increases risks for cancers and other diseases later in life. When eating from these items, you are putting yourself in high risk situations.
2. Chipped Paint
Chipped paint that has begun to peel will release toxins into the air of your home. Lead-based paint will put small amounts of lead in your bloodstream. This can lead to lead poisoning which can lead to many dangerous effects.
3. Flea and Tick Prevention
If you have pets, you are familiar with flea and tick prevention products. These products contain pesticides that can be harmful to childhood and brain development, as well as the pets. Avoid products that contain these.
Bleach is used to keep white laundry and towels clean, as well as bathroom accessories. Bleach can cause chemical burning if you are not careful with use, however. It also has the ability to harm the environment when poured out into waterways and land.
5. Cutting Boards Made of Plastic
If you use a plastic cutting board, there is a higher risk of bacteria invading your body. Old food particles will be held in the nicks of the board, and will get into the new food.
6. Aluminum Foil
Aluminum, first off, is not good for the environment as it is not recyclable. To add, it can cause toxic damage when cooking with it. The mix of foil and acid in acidic foods can cause chemical reactions upon consumption.
7. Shaving Gel
Shaving gel contains chemicals that are found in vehicle fluids in order to work. Some of the ingredients have been linked to cancer and skin inflammation as well. Other ingredients add excess estrogen like hormones to your skin upon application.
8. Antibacterial Soap
Antibacterial soap can lead to superbugs through the one percent of germs they do not get rid of. These superbugs can affect the environment and people. A chemical called triclosan in the soap harms the environment in waterways and algae.
Mothballs keep pests away through using toxic chemicals. The two highly dangerous chemicals in mothballs can lead to disease. They can also harm the environment and the waterways that are utilized for drinking waters and organisms to live in and thrive in.
10. Flame-Resistant Furniture
Flame-resistant furniture is full of chemicals. These chemicals showed the potential to slow brain development among children and to slow thyroid functioning among pregnant mothers. The ethers are unable to be broken down by the environment either, leading to harmful effects.
There are many toxins throughout your home. Some you may have never thought of. Carefully consider what you need, and discard those things that seem to be more harmful than good.