I really think that you’ll be shocked when we tell you that (according to the latest statistics), the advertisers spent more than $144 billion a year to “make” you buy more and more stuff. And, it’s not surprising that you have a home full of things you don’t need, right? Ladies and gentlemen, this is the main reason why in this article we are going to show you a list of 5 toxic and cancer-causing products you don’t need. And this actually means that you can get rid of them right now. Yes, you should throw them away immediately, because these products can do more harm than good. And not only will your home be less cluttered, your health will be improved as well – because you will get rid of items that contain toxic chemicals that contaminate your air, food and body.
List of 5 Toxic and Cancer-Causing Ingredients – You Don’t Need:
- Nonstick Cookware
Here’s what you need to know – a recent study has found that perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which make products stain-and stick resistant, are linked to cancer and low birth weights. These chemicals are incredibly persistent and can now be found all over the globe, including in the bodies of polar bears. Not only are PFCs found in cookware, but microwave popcorn bags and pizza boxes, some dental flosses, furniture and clothing.
Ladies and gentlemen, if you want to protect yourself from these chemicals, then you should avoid products made with Teflon or list ingredients beginning with “fluoro” or “perfluoro.”
- Plastic Bottles and Plastic Food Storage Containers
This is very important for you to know – you should avoid using plastic bottles and plastic food storage containers, because when you put food or water in these bottles or containers, the chemicals from the plastic containers or the bottles leach into the food or the drink.
And, one more thing – Bisphenol A is the most common chemical used in these plastic bottles or containers and it’s very bad for you. This harmful compound is really bad for small children, babies and the fetus. This means that you should avoid using plastic bottles and food storage containers, and use other (safer) alternatives instead.
- Artificial Sweeteners:
The real and ugly truth is that many people around the world think that they’re doing the right thing, by replacing sugar with some of the many sugar alternative – artificial sweeteners (Splenda). But, the real truth is that these artificial sweeteners are much worse than the regular sugar. These artificial sweeteners are loaded with many different harmful chemicals, such as:
- Aspartame – did you know that this harmful substance is linked with skin cancer?
- Acesulfame K – this harmful substance can affect the pregnancy, cause tumors, etc.
- Sorbitol – you should know that this sweetener causes bloating, gas and diarrhea.
- Saccharin – saccharin is indigestible and it can cause bladder cancer.
You need to replace these artificial sweeteners with the following, natural sweeteners:
- Erythritol – it won’t affect the blood sugar, cholesterol or insulin levels.
- Stevia – stevia can help you regulate your blood sugar and blood pressure levels.
- Xylitol – xylitol can increase bone density and reduce the risk of caries.
Unfortunately, most air fresheners are loaded with cancer-causing volatile organic compounds as well, which interfere with reproduction, respiration and cellular regeneration. A recent study has found that all air fresheners tested emitted chemicals known to be carcinogenic, meaning they cause cancer. The essential oils are natural alternatives for air fresheners. And, you should also know that they will create a much better and more pleasant aroma in your home, and they’re not bad for you. For example, if you use rosemary essential oil, it will stimulate your nervous system and it will improve your mood. How to make homemade air freshener – it’s very simple: in a spray bottle you need to mix 10 to 15 drops of your favorite essential oil and distilled water. Spray it around your home.
- Commercial cleaning products
We all know that it’s kind of weird to use toxic chemicals to clean your oven, floors, counters, and toilets. You should know that the corrosive or caustic cleaners, such as the lye and acids found in drain cleaners, oven cleaners and acid-based toilet bowl cleaners are the most dangerous cleaning products because they burn skin, eyes and internal tissue easily. Ladies and gentlemen, this means one thing – you should stop using these toxic household cleaners, and start using use non-toxic cleaners or you can make your own cleaning product. You won’t miss the toxic fumes in your home either.