Most people live under the assumption that their home is a safe place from all the dangers that are hidden out there. But they do know that many common household products contain viruses that are known to cause cancer. Due to poor government regulations, many of the household products available in the market contain chemicals such as formaldehyde, nitrobenzene, methylene chloride, and naphthalene, and reproductive toxins and we avoid to check these items because they are easily available in the market.
You will find endless lists on the internet about products that harm your body, to save your valuable time, Here we are listing cancer causing products that you should stop using them.
1. Air Freshener
Air Freshener are commonly used in every home for freshness and craze for air fresheners is rapidly expanding day by day. Whenever you smell air moldy, you use freshener and you are poisoning your own body. Survey tells us that 32 percent more babies suffered from diarrhea in homes where air fresheners were used every day, compared with homes where they were not used. In place of such harmful fresheners, you should use house made fresheners such as refined vinegar.
2. Fragranced Candle
These candles offer a pleasant scent, a golden flame, an longest burn of any candle. Similar to commercial air fresheners, anthese candles are also toxic. A study by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) showed that nearly half of these candles in the market contain lead wiring in their wicks and this leads to hormone disruption, behavioral disorders and other health problems. If you want your home to be pleasant and soft without harming your health, always buy beeswax candles with cotton wicks.
3. Shower Curtains
Shower Curtains are present in every house to prevent water from spraying all over the floor, but you should also know that these are made of plastic and may contain PVC. It releases toxic chemicals and harmful chemicals known as volatile organic compounds and these chemicals are known to damage the respiratory tract, central nervous system, liver and kidneys. To prevent from these diseases always use shower curtains made from hemp, linen, birch, organic cotton.
4. Carpet cleaners
Carpet cleaners are commonly usable products, are used in every home. They are used to remove stubborn stains from the carpet, but they contain very harmful toxic chemicals that are very dangerous for us. Carpet cleaners contains chemicals such as perchloroethylene and naphthalene which cause lung cancer. Use baking soda with a mixture of water and vinegar to remove stains from carpet and this cleaning process is natural and won’t cause harmful disease .
5. Insecticides and Pesticides
As the name suggest, these are not only dangerous for humans but also for animals. These products contain harmful chemicals like organophosphate insecticides, permethrin, and carbamates, which infects carcinogenic viruses to humans beings. Avoid to use these products.
6. Dry cleaning products
Dry cleaners products are used in many homes to clean their clothes which wants dry cleaning. Dry cleaning is done using chemicals like etrachlorethylene , Perchloroethylene. These chemicals are very dangerous for us. Always choose clothes that don’t need dry cleaning. Always choose a wet-cleaning option.