The best is to only buy organic homemade or traditional products but we don’t always go for the best .
7 cancer causing products and household items :
Scientist David Suzuki reports that 80% of mostly used household products contain at least one of the 12 most toxic chemicals, carcinogens and endocrine disruptors like parabens, sodium laureth sulfate, formaldehyde-releasing preservatives and p-phenylenediamine (1).
Some “organic” or “natural” shampoo brands can contain harsh chemicals.
The best is to make your own shampoo:
Mix baking soda and water with a 1:3 ratio.
Add a few drops of lavender essential oil for scent.
Massage the baking soda shampoo.
Let it sit for 2-3 minutes.
Rinse with an organic apple cider vinegar and water mixture with a 1:4 ratio.
Rinse with plain water.
Most candles-even unscented ones-contain formaldehyde(harmful chemical that emits toxic fumes when heated).It cause irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, skin , respiratory distress, nausea and cancer.
The best is to use all-natural beeswax candles .
3. Air Fresheners
Air fresheners and perfumes contain fragrance,made of up to 3,000 chemicals that can cause neurological problems, asthma, eye irritation, cancer, allergies, poor immunity, autoimmune disorders, dermatitis, respiratory distress, infertility, miscarriage, and so much more.
Since the ingredients are not required to be listed on the products, we are not aware what we breath in.
Make this easy all-natural air freshener room spray –recipe .
4. Shower Curtains
PVC and vinyl are popular for dozen years but researchers found that they can release up to 108 Volatile Organic Compounds and 7 of them are on the EPA’s list of hazardous air pollutants.
Use organic cotton or hemp curtains and wash and iron them often to prevent mold –learn how.
5. Art Supplies
Glue, paint and permanent markers shouldn’t be used by children.They can cause burns, breathing problems,headaches, nausea, lung, and kidney damage as well as cancer.
Most of the craft products have warning labels telling us that the product should not be inhaled, ingested or placed on the skin.
Look for the AP or CP seal on the products you give to your children,they are non-toxic. And replace:
- water with water and spices like mustard or turmeric,
- markers with charcoal
- glue with a mixture of flour and water.
6. Insecticides and Pesticides
When you kill bugs, you also slowly poison yourself because pesticides work by using neurotoxins.
The products are harmful to children, because they are more sensitive to environmental toxins and can even cause illness and death to house pets.
The best is homemade so make your own insect repellent –learn how.
Antiperspirants and deodorants often contain aluminum that keep our armpits dry but it has been linked to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer.
Aluminum is hard for the body to expel and tends to accumulate in the tissues of the brain and breast.
The best is to make natural antiperspirant – recipe.
Live healthy and plainlive…