Our homes are our safe heaven. However, today things have changed this.

Our homes may be more dangerous than we think. There as a lot of information on the internet and media about methylene chloride, nitrobenzene and formaldehyde. These 3 are dangerous carcinogens that can be found in things that we encounter every day, such as shampoos, rubber, perfumes, dyes and plastic.

In this article, we will present you with a few items that you have in your home and you thought they are harmless. However, they can cause a lot of serious health issues. After reading this, we hope that you will make the right decision and eliminate all the things that can cause cancer from your home. You certainly want your home to be a healthy and safe environment for you and your family members.

 

  • Air fresheners

            Most air fresheners are loaded with carcinogens, dangerous toxins and organic compounds like phthalate esters. According to a study carried out on more than 10 types of air fresheners showed that most of these products are loaded with chemicals that can endanger the reproductive system and cause asthma.

Other studies have also shown that the most popular air fresheners contain chemicals that are regarded as hazardous and toxic under federal laws. They also contained carcinogens above the safe exposure levels. What is even more serious is the fact that these dangerous substances were not listed on the products’ labels. If you want to stay safe, try replacing the air fresheners in your home with natural essential oils.

 

  • Candles

            According to research, nearly half of the candles sold on the market, especially the scented candles, contain a lead wire inside the wick. The fragrance oil in the candles soften the wax and the lead makes the wick firmer.

The lead in the candle releases 5 times the amount of lead that is considered dangerous for children. High amount of lead can cause learning disabilities, behavioral problems, hormone imbalance and many other health issues.

Instead of these candles, always buy beeswax candles with a cotton wick.

 

  • Art supplies

            Some art supplies, such as permanent markers, cement glues, solvents, acrylic paints as well as many other art products contain chemicals that can cause cancer, organ damage and allergies.

Children are especially in danger from these chemicals because their immune systems are weaker. Therefore, if you want to protect your children and yourself, try to find green alternatives to your art supplies.

 

  • Shampoos

            Even though shampoos are meant to make our hair healthy and strong, they are pretty dangerous because they contain a lot of toxic ingredients in them. Yet, the toxic content of the shampoos is still a matter of research and the scientists have still not provided us with evidence that the toxic compounds cause cancer. However, if you want to be safe, try using homemade shampoo bars.

 

  • Antiperspirants

            Most of the conventional antiperspirants and deodorants that are sold on the market nowadays are loaded with a few ingredients that are connected to different types of cancer. We know that antiperspirants and deodorants are designed to be able to remain on our skin for several hours. In this way, the harmful chemicals can easily be absorbed into our bodies through our skin. When you do a more detailed research of the content of your antiperspirant or deodorant, you will most certainly stop using it and throw it in the trash. There are some incredible natural alternatives that can keep you fresh and clean through the entire day without endangering your health.

 

  • Shower curtains

            Plastic shower curtains release toxic chemicals into your bath or shower. Moreover, they also release these dangerous chemicals into the environment. These chemicals are called VOCs or volatile organic chemicals.

If you reduce the contact with all of these dangerous objects and products, you will create a safe environment inside your home for your family and friends. Furthermore, you should also get rid of the conventional cleaners, because they contain harmful substances as well. Instead of them, try cleaning your home with some natural alternatives that will keep your house clean and safe.

 

Sources and References:
http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com