Did you know that in your home, even in your own place where you thought that you are completely safe, they are many dangers which may affect on your health?
Usually our home is a place for which we think is one kind of a unbreakable castle, our sanctuary when it comes to safety and health, but things are not always as we think. Believe it or not, our home brings same amount of dangers like outside.
Methylene chloride, nitrobenzene and formaldehyde are all carcinogens substances and believe it or not, all of them can be found in our home in everyday items such as plastic items, rubber, air fresheners, perfumes, shampoos, dyes and many other items for personal hygiene and cosmetics etc.
In addition to this article, here is a list of items that you thought were safe and harmless but actually they aren’t that safe, so make sure you check those items and if you suspect in their ingredients or quality and in possibilities that they can provoke health problems, help yourself and rid of them as soon as possible and that way provide a healthy home environment for you and your loved ones.
6 Cancer Causers At Home You Should Get Rid Of
Many of today’s conventional and modern antiperspirants that are sold in the markets contain ingredients which when get absorbed into the skin, may lead to cancerous changes in the cells. According to a studies, aluminium which may be found in some of them and is used to to stop sweating (plug the sweat glands, preventing perspiration) is the factor that increase the risk for cancer. Only natural or homemade antiperspirants are recommended.
There are many cheap or fake air fresheners on the market that contain harmful synthetic chemicals or volatile organic compounds that when become vapors or gases may enter the body through breathing, touching or swallowing. This volatile organic compounds may cause eye, nose and throat irritation, frequent headaches, nausea, damage the liver, kidney and central nervous system, according to the EPA.
According to a study conducted by Anne Steinemann back in 2008 in University of Washington, all air-fresheners that were tested had chemicals which are regulated as toxic or potentially hazardous and even carcinogens under federal laws, but still, none of those chemicals wasn’t listed on the product labels or safety sheets. That way, it’s highly recommended to use natural fragrances made from essential oils.
In spite of the fact that nowadays basically all of art and craft supplies, which may be from high importance for kids for their development stimulation and entertainment, such as acrylic paints, solvents, epoxy or rubber cement glues are nontoxic, many of them actually contain synthetic chemicals that are linked to many allergies and even cancer. This toxins are very hazardous for kids mainly because their vulnerable immature immunity system. Because of this, parents need to pay extra attention and to open both eyes when they buy products for their kids.
Almost 40 percent of candles which are sold on the market, especially scented candles, lead wires inside their wicks, according to a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Lead wicks may emit large amounts of lead into the air during burning. Candle with lead wick releases up to five times the amount of lead which is considered hazardous for children and this amount even exceeds the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pollution standards for outdoor air. Exposure to this high amount of lead, of course for prolonged time, may lead to behavioral problem, learning disabilities and even hormone disruption.
Shower Curtains (PVC)
Back in 2008, researchers examined PVC shower curtains (sold at five major retailers) and the results show that PVC shower curtains can release up to 108 VOCs and seven of those volatile organic compounds (toluene, ethylbenzene, phenol, methyl isobutyl ketone, xylene, acetophenone and cumene) are identified as hazardous air pollutants by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These VOCs may cause headaches, eye, nose and throat irritation, nausea and even damage on the respiratory and central nervous system at first place, do damage to the liver, reproductive system, and in worst case may contribute to developmental damage and cancer.
Conventional shampoos have many synthetic chemicals and toxic ingredients. In spite of the fact that there are still no scientific consensus whether they may increase the risk for cancer, their effects are still being researched which means that we need to stick to natural shampoos with organic ingredients.