Believe it or not, today you can’t be safe even at your own home because of the numerous cancer-causing products such as shampoos, plastic, rubber, perfumes and dyes that we’re not even aware that they contain cancerous substances like formaldehyde, nitrobenzene, and methylene chloride.
Today we will inform you which common products are harmful in order for you to avoid using them.
Shampoos are full of toxic ingredients that, besides the fact that there are no studies to prove their cancerous properties, you should avoid using them and use homemade shampoo instead.
According to a study conducted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), it was learned that 40% of the candles, especially the scented ones sold on the market contain lead wires inside the wicks, because the fragrance oils soften the wax so manufacturers use lead wires in order to make the wicks firmer.
The CPSC claims that this way the lead wire releases five times the amount of lead regarded as harmful for children and surpasses the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pollution standards for outdoor air, plus a large exposure to lead can cause behavioral issues, hormone disruption, and learning disabilities. That’s why you should go for the beeswax candles with cotton wicks.
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) conducted study where they examined 13 common household air fresheners and it was shown that they contain chemicals that can worsen asthma, can cause reproductive development issues and contain volatile organic compounds, carcinogens, and toxins like phthalate esters.
This was confirmed in a study from 2008 conducted by Anne Steinemann of the University of Washington.
So, it’s better for you to use essential oils as natural fragrances.
Many of the flea, tick and lice control products contain potentially carcinogenic chemicals for both humans and pets, like permethrin, organophosphate insecticides, and carbamates.
You probably never suspected that shower curtains can be harmful for your health. They release harmful toxic chemicals known as volatile organic chemicals or VOCs, into the bath and shower.
In this list we add art supplies as well, because solvents and acrylic paint, Epoxy and rubber cement glues, and permanent markers include harmful chemicals associated with cancer, allergies, and organ damage.
They can be especially dangerous for the children’s immature immune system, so try to find green and toxic-free alternatives to common art supplies, or you can make them on your own.
And again, a very commonly used product – antiperspirants. Their ingredients are linked to virulent cancers that enter our organism through the skin. That’s why a homemade deodorants and antiperspirants are a better solution.