Thursday, June 25, 2020

17 toxic daily necessities

Many daily necessities in life are indeed invisible killers lurking around us. Do you still use these daily life necessities that will harm your health? If you find these in your life, then quickly replace it!

1. Air freshener

Most air fresheners contain phenol. After the human body inhales, it will cause breathing difficulties and headaches, and irritate the eyes. After contact with the skin, it may also cause peeling and cause measles.

Alternatives: Use natural methods to refresh the air, such as raising potted plants, or placing grapefruit peels.

2. Bleaching agent

Most bleaching agents contain a chemical called sodium hypochlorite. It is very corrosive and emits irritating and toxic gases. Excessive exposure may cause damage to the lungs and hair. The simultaneous use of bleach and ammonia products (commonly used as household cleaners) is particularly dangerous because the two will chemically react and release chlorine gas.

Alternative: For some stains that are difficult to clean, you can repeatedly wipe with lemon.

3. Artificial carpet

Most artificial carpets contain unstable organic compounds, and long-term exposure may cause allergic diseases.

Alternative: buy carpet made with natural fibers such as wool and cotton.

4. Dishwashing liquid and washing powder

Dishwashing liquid and washing powder contain sodium carbonate and phosphate, which can easily cause allergic reactions.

Alternative: Use phosphate-free products.

5. Electrical appliances

Many electrical appliances, such as televisions, computers and electric blankets, usually contain bromine flame retardants. The bromine flame retardant is released into the air and may be inhaled by the human body, and it is not easy to be discharged from the body. At present, bromine flame retardants have been proven to cause abortion in rats and are banned in Sweden and other European countries.

Alternative: replace the electric blanket with a hot water bottle; move the appliance out of the bedroom to avoid inhaling bromine flame retardant while sleeping.

6. Cleaning powder

Many cleaning powders used to clean glass windows contain a special ammonia smell. This can irritate and corrode the skin, causing discomfort to the eyes and lungs. Long-term contact with ammonia can also cause liver damage.

Alternative: Use two tablespoons of vinegar, mix with one liter of hot water, then moisten the cloth and wipe the glass.

7. Hair dye

Hair dye can be absorbed into the body through the scalp. Earlier, the European Commission had banned 22 chemicals for hair coloring.

Alternative: Believe that nature is beauty.

8. Bonfire stove

Dioxins are produced in household campfire stoves. A study by the University of Leuven in Belgium showed that adolescents who regularly use campfire stoves have much smaller testicles or breasts than adolescents in other regions.

Alternative: Avoid making campfires at home.

9. Toilet cleaner

Toilet cleaners usually contain naphthalene. This toxic substance can irritate the skin, eyes and respiratory tract. After large amounts of inhalation, human liver and kidneys will be damaged.

Alternative: Pour 250 ml of white vinegar into the urinal and brush again the next day.

10. Jewelry containing nickel

Nickel-containing jewelry and jewelry may cause contact dermatitis.

Alternative: Try to wear jewelry made of gold or platinum.

11. Nail polish cleaner

Nail polish cleaners usually contain acetone solvents. Prolonged use can cause headaches and confusion.

Alternative solution: No need to apply nail polish, so naturally no cleaning agent is needed.

12. Cosmetics

Cosmetics usually contain some toxic chemicals. For example, xylene in skin care lotion is a high risk factor for miscarriage.

Alternatives: Look for environmental protection marks on the packaging and clarify its ingredients.

13. Shoe polish

Shoe polish contains nitrobenzene. Central nervous system toxicity, can cause headaches and drowsiness.

Alternative: dip olive oil in cotton cloth, add a few drops of lemon juice, smear on shoes, and wipe it off after a few minutes.

14. Plastic toys

Phthalates may be contained in plastic toys. A US study found that long-term exposure to phthalates can cause genital malformations.

Alternative: Use some wooden toys.

15. Chemical fiber sheets

Chemical fiber sheets may contain formaldehyde. This substance can irritate the skin and respiratory tract, and can never be cleaned.

Alternative: Try to use 100% cotton sheets.

16. Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer contains a chemical called surfactant. This substance can produce foam. It can also cause skin moisture loss, making it dry and rough.

Alternative: Use organic products.

17. Anti-dandruff shampoo

Anti-dandruff shampoos usually contain anti-fungal ingredients. One of the most commonly used is copper zinc pyrithione, which may cause skin irritation.

Alternative: Try to massage your hair with olive oil for ten minutes.

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