There are many unknown dangers in our homes that we cannot control. In the green world, it's hard to say which products are harmful to your health and which are natural alternatives. Here is a list of the most common household items that really put you and your health in danger.
1. Non-Stick Cookware
While it's good to not have to soak a frying pan or scrape burnt food at night, the lightness of non-stick cookware is expensive - your security. Polytetrafluoroethylene, the coating that makes "non-stick" products, releases gases when heated, all of which results in people at higher risk of cancer and other harmful effects.
Tick products and pet lice products can protect your pooch from unwanted bites, but because of pesticides, it can cause nerve damage and more.
Naphthalene, which is found in moths and products, can kill red blood cells and has been shown to cause cancer in animals, but has not been proven to cause cancer in humans.
4. Air freshener
Toxins in air fresheners can accumulate in the body over time. According to the Natural Resources Protection Council, this poison can affect hormones and reproductive health, especially in children.
5. Oven cleaner
Many of these cleaners contain caustic bases which, if inhaled or swallowed, can have serious effects on the digestive tract and respiratory tract.
6. Furniture and Polish stains
Stains and varnishes that are not based on vegetable oils are not only highly flammable, but also contain chemicals phenol and nitrobenzene, which are absorbed by your skin and can cause skin cancer.
7. Detergent for cleaning toilet bowls
The caustic ingredients which are excellent acid toilet cleaners are the same ingredients that can cause skin and eye burn. In addition, they are very dangerous when mixed with other types of detergents.
8. Gas heating Anything that feeds gas releases toxins, and its use indoors is very dangerous and can cause carbon monoxide poisoning - a condition with few warning symptoms.
9. Cleaning solution
As the biggest offender on the list and the most commonly used, there is no secret that household cleaners contain dangerous poisons. The most worrisome thing is that cleaners do not have to put their ingredients on bottles, so consumers stay in the dark. Even those who claim to be "green" or "natural".
10. Extension cable
As long as the extension cable itself is not dangerous. The method usually used is: Many people don't realise that there is a voltage capacity and turn it on as much as possible - which poses a very large fire hazard. Regarding the use of warning cables and their placement under furniture and carpets, extension cords are the most common cause of fire in the US.
11. Antibacterial soap
Over the years, antibacterial soap has been considered a "better" way to prevent dangerous diseases and bacteria. However, triclosoan and triclorcarbon are actually dangerous. According to the FDA, it can be linked to the formation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and cannot be biodegradable.
12. Peel the paint
Houses built in the late 1970s can have interiors covered with lead-based paint - dangerous if the paint is detached and when to repaint. Inhalation of these particles can cause intolerance poisoning.
13. Fire resistant material
Fireproof chemicals that are common in old sofas, mattresses, and carpet mats have been linked to infertility and birth defects.
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