You only spent your money over them and they are constantly and insidiously poisoning you.
After cardiovascular diseases, which include heart attacks and strokes, cancer is the second most common cause of death. A number of products used in the home contain ingredients that are considered to cause cancer.
Above all, poor regulation of authorized ingredients should be blamed for this. However, it can be corrected, if you know what you should pay attention to. Replace these with non-toxic products that work equally well, and that are often cheaper.
The list of most dangerous products follows.
1. Cleaning products
Not all cleaning products contain carcinogenic substances, but most of them are suspicious. Products used against mold often contain formaldehyde. We recommend you to deal with this kind of problem naturally – with the help of vinegar and tea tree oil.
Replace harmful products for cleaning stains from carpets with steam cleaning and natural resources.
Polishing wood products can affect the central nervous system and reproductive organs, because they contain nitrobenzene, which can be absorbed through the skin. Instead, buy natural means or do your own using 1/8 cup of olive oil and a tablespoon of vinegar and a tablespoon of vodka.
2. Products for maintaining cars
As a result of exhaust gases from cars, it is not surprising that the funds for its maintenance are not good for our health. Antifreeze liquids contain ethylene glycol and are highly toxic and are not better than the ones for cleaning glass. They should never be within reach of children because if they are swallowed, may cause death.
Old motor oils are dangerous if they come in contact with the skin. Health problems usually occur after a long exposure. If you already use lubricants and maintenance of the car, keep them under lock and throw the remains into hazardous waste.
3. Air fresheners
Air’s sweet smell often comes in combination with naphthalene and formaldehyde, known carcinogens.
If you want fresh smell in the room, you need to start getting rid of the causes of bad smell. It is much better than to camouflage other smell. Ventilate more often and clean regularly. However, if something still reeks, try mineral zeolite, which is known as one of the best natural detoxification means or essential oils.
4. Paints and varnishes
Some sticky organic compounds (HOS or VOCs) used in paints are known to be carcinogens. Besides that, the color on the walls will not last as long as it should.
Never use sticky organic compounds. Make sure you always ask about the product’s toxicity before purchasing.
5. Painting colors, materials for making ornaments and other hobby
Beware of lead and other metals in colors, lacquers and enamels. Instead, use colors based on vegetables. In order to avoid the hazardous solvents such as those containing acetone, toluene, hexane or heptane, use glue, color and markers based on water,.
6. Clothes after dry cleaning
Lots of chemicals are used in dry cleaning, chemicals such as perchlorethylene (tetrachlorethylene), naphthalene, benzene, formaldehyde and trichlorethylene, all of which are carcinogens. These chemicals can stay on your clothes for days.
7. Means against fleas, ticks and lice
Avoid using pesticides based on lindane. In some countries these products are declared as cancer agents.