Saturday, November 19th, 2016

2 common cancer causing household items that you need to remove immediately

Narada Desk | November 19, 2016 8:47 pm Print
For a person who lights a candle every day for years or just uses them frequently, inhalation of these dangerous pollutants drifting in the air could contribute to the development of health risks like cancer, common allergies and even asthma,”

Some times things don’t act like they look. These 2 household items are very dangerous if you do not handle it properly. You need to make a solid care for this.  Have a look at this common house hold items.

Candles 

So much research studies are happening about this. Scented candles are very common in every household and people are using it carelessly. This usage is very dangerous when it comes to health issues.

Researchers at South Carolina State University tested both petroleum-based paraffin wax candles and vegetable-based candles that were non-scented, non-pigmented and free of dyes. Their 2009 report concluded that while the vegetable-based candles didn’t produce any potentially harmful pollutants, the paraffin candles “released unwanted chemicals into the air,” said chemistry professor Ruhullah Massoudi in a statement.

“For a person who lights a candle every day for years or just uses them frequently, inhalation of these dangerous pollutants drifting in the air could contribute to the development of health risks like cancer, common allergies and even asthma,” Massoudi said.

Shower curtains

This is another thing that always goes unnoticed. we gotta check about this one very carefully.

Have you ever noticed how a new shower curtain smells? There is a distinctive odor in shower curtains pulled fresh from the packaging. This noxious odor is plastic softener, a potently hazardous chemical compound that may do more than soften shower curtains.

Today, companies selling many of our daily household products spray these products with a plethora of chemicals meant to soften the plastic, sterilize, and keep things from going up in flames. One of the many downsides to this practice is that we are literally coating our household items in a host of toxic “gender-bending chemicals.”

However, in shower curtains,  Pure polyvinyl chloride is a hard brittle polymer.  Additives called plasticizers are added to the polymer to make it soft and pliable.  Generally these additives are phthalates, and have been implicated as a possible health concern.  Your shower curtains, especially if they are new, may have some excess plasticizer.   wash your shower curtains in cold water with detergent.  That will get rid of most of the surface plasticizers, if present.

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