Are you aware of the household toxins you should remove from your home? Many household products contain chemicals that are dangerous to your health.
Recent research suggests that many of these products are linked to ailments and diseases like asthma, obesity, and in some cases, cancer.
Removing these dangerous products will protect your health, help the environment, and save you money.
Check the following list and make sure you remove these household toxins from your home.
Avoid These Toxic Household Products
- Antibacterial soap: Antibacterial soaps and some toothpaste contain a toxic chemical called triclosan. Triclosan is an antimicrobial chemical that disrupts hormone levels and thyroid functions in people. Use good old-fashioned soap and warm water to kill germs. If you want to use a hand-sanitizer, use one that does not contain triclosan or triclocarban chemicals in the ingredients.
- Fragrances: Fragrances are one of the most common chemicals in most houses. People use them in air fresheners, shampoos, hair spray, lotions, gels, fabric softeners, laundry detergents, deodorizers, and scented candles, to name a few. Many of these products contain chemicals that are known reproductive toxins, carcinogens, and endocrine disruptors. Instead of using products with fragrances in them, set out some baking soda and use fresh air to ventilate your rooms. Use unscented soaps. Place a bowl of white vinegar in a room to help remove unpleasant smells.
- Harsh Cleaning Products: Using harsh cleaning products, like ammonia, drain and oven cleaners, can cause respiratory damage and trigger asthma attacks. Some of these cleaning products cause cancer, as well. A better alternative for household cleaning is to make a solution of one part white vinegar and nine parts water. This solution will kill 90 percent of germs. For cleaning glass or windows, spray the area with a solution of one part white vinegar and one part water. When cleaning the kitchen, use hot, soapy water (preferable unscented castile soaps). After wiping down the surfaces with hot, soapy water, use the vinegar-water solution to finish the job.
- Canned Food: Most canned-food containers include a hormone-disrupting chemical call bisphenol A, or BPA. This chemical is linked to aggressive behavior in children, diabetes, infertility in men, and other ailments. Do not store food in plastic containers. Avoid purchasing canned-foods as much as possible; purchase fresh fruits and vegetables instead.
Do your best to avoid using the toxic products in the above list. Though some of these products are convenient and work well, there are hidden dangers to your health, the health of your family, and pets.
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