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These Are The Carcinogenic Products You Should Remove from Your Home

Today, we are exposed to many harmful substances every day. We certainly have many of these in our very homes, and even restaurants and workplaces must adhere safety measures to ensure that customers and workers aren’t exposed to dangerous amounts of these toxic substances. The important thing is also to ensure that we aren’t exposed to these in our homes – we should at least be aware which products are more toxic than others.

“There are ten milligrams of known carcinogens in a cup of coffee, and that’s more carcinogens than you’re likely to get from pesticide residues for a year!” — Bruce Ames

Here are six carcinogenic products in your home you should get rid of.

 Non-stick cookware

This is the most commonly used in the US, and people don’t even know its side effects on their health. These non-stick surfaces are proven to release toxic chemicals when heated to high temperatures. The coating that ensures that the food won’t stick actually breaks down at a molecular level, creating harmful compounds that pass into our food. Instead of non-stick cookware, you should use glass, ceramic, enamel or stainless steel cookware. These are far more healthy for you and your family.

 Artificial sweeteners

Many of us think that if we avoid sugar, we’ve already found a healthier alternative. But, this is wrong. There are many natural sweeteners, but the most commonly used are often the most harmful ones. These are carcinogenic sweeteners:

  • Acesulfame K may cause tumors and affect pregnancy.
  • Aspartame is linked to skin cancer and can be deadly for people who have phenylketonuria.
  • Saccharin is indigestible and gets excreted by the liver completely unchanged. Thus, it may cause bladder cancer.
  • Sorbitol is partially digested, causes gasses, bloating, and diarrhea.

You should use these sweeteners instead:

  • Stevia is isolated from a plant, and it can lower blood sugar and pressure.
  • Erythritol has no negative effects on blood sugar, cholesterol, or insulin levels.
  • Xylitol can reduce the risk of tooth decay and at the same time improve bone density.
  • Yacon Syrup feeds good bacteria and can help fight constipation.

 Talcum powder

Talcum powder can cause lung irritations and ovarian cancer. Several studies support this theory, proving that talk embedded deeply under the skin, even inside the ovaries. Analysis of a recent study in June 2013, done on 2,000 women showed their increased risk of ovarian cancer for even 20-30% for women who used talcum powder in their intimate personal hygiene.

 Plastic bottles and dishes

 
Although plastic containers are all around us, we should definitely reconsider using them. Plastic bottles are proven to release their molecules into liquid. Practically, you will always drink a little amount of plastic, no matter what you bought in the first place. Bisphenol A is used to harden plastic and is also one of the harmful substances. Bisphenol A is linked with negative brain effects, behavior and prostate glands in young children, babies, and fetuses. Instead of plastic bottles and containers, try to purchase metal or glass ones. You’ll end up saving the environment, and also save your health.

 Air fresheners

Although these are advertised with nature and the sun, they actually don’t have much in common with it. Recent research suggest that they are more dangerous than cigarette smoke! They are found to cause many problems such as:

  • Respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and asthma,
  • Hormone imbalance,
  • One study even showed that commonly used air fresheners contain a “considerable” amount of harmful formaldehyde, which is classified as “known human carcinogen” in the US. Overexposure to air fresheners has been linked to cancer of the throat and the nose.

A natural alternative to these air fresheners is the usage of essential oils. Essential oils are amazing sources of beautiful fragrance with absolutely no harm to the environment. Actually, they are proven to have multiple health benefits. Add 10 to 15 drops of essential oil in a spray bottle with one cup of distilled water. Spray this around the house, and you’ll get your natural air freshener!

 Commercial cleaning products

 Every household has many different cleaning products, not even knowing their side effects. It is not widely known that for cleaning, you don’t need a wide variety of products. Vinegar and soda can do their task. Most commercial cleaning products are linked to:

  • Respiratory disorders and asthma,
  • Hormone misbalance–the cleaning products contain parabens, triclosan, BPA, etc.

To make a healthy alternative mix vinegar, distilled water, and soda, in 1:3:1 proportion. You’ll get similar results with absolutely no harm to you and your health.

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