7 things in the house that are trying to poison the hostess
Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency in the United States conducted a study studying what everyday things can contain toxic compounds. The result of the study was published on the government's website with a detailed list of the products of which companies were found to be in a not too healthy composition. In many, for example, found formaldehyde - a poison, a carcinogen that can cause cancer. We also have these brands in our stores - shower gels and soaps, repair supplies and washing powders, car chemicals and pet care products. We have compiled a list of things that need special attention if you want to minimize the impact of household poisons on your health and the health of households.
1. Means for washing dishes
They often contain formaldehyde. But we wash the dishes every day, and not just once or twice.Moreover, even if you are a happy owner of a dishwasher, you are not immune to the effects of this poison. After all, its traces can remain on the dishes. Experts advise choosing organic products. Or even make them yourself. Well, and if you understand chemistry, read the composition, learn the ingredients.
2. Washing powders
Usually they have a lot of fragrances, bleaching agents (bleaches, by the way, are extremely toxic at all and can cause serious burns), brighteners, which give color to brightness. Care must be taken to ensure that all these substances are not on the labels. Even if the powder will be odorless - there are natural flavors that will not cause allergies and will not provoke hormonal disorders. And artificial fragrances are capable of it. Moreover, manufacturers are not required by law to decipher what is included in the infernal cocktail indicated on the label with the short word “flavor”.
3. Plastic containers
They often contain phthalates. These substances are absorbed into the blood, not bringing health anything good. And in the blood of women they are found more often - all because we often take food with us to work from home. And often we warm right in containers. In order to minimize harm, it is better to reheat food on the plate.When heated from plastic, phthalates are particularly active, saturating your lunch. The consequences can be extremely unpleasant - phthalates can even cause hormonal disruption in the body.
4. Baby cosmetics
Lotions, soaps, shampoos for children often contain a substance with the complex name methylisothiazolinone. It is a powerful preservative that allows cosmetics to be stored longer. At the same time, in Europe and Japan, they try to limit the use of methylisothiazolinone. This is because even though this substance is called natural, it is still quite toxic: it can cause allergies and even harm the lungs. Methylisothiazolinone is usually indicated on the label. It remains only to read.
By the way, besides cosmetics for children, this preservative is in universal cleaning products, laundry detergents and other household chemicals.
5. Pet Products
Yes, our fur pets are at risk. Formaldehyde may be contained in a medicine for fleas, for example, in animal shampoos. Therefore, it is better to use organic pet care products. And with fleas are able to cope with essential oils: lavender and mint, tea tree, cloves and eucalyptus.
6. New apartment
Now it is very popular to enter into shared construction, seeking to improve living conditions. Or buy an apartment in a new building - it turns out cheaper. However, experts say that it is better to make a choice in favor of secondary housing. In an effort to save money, developers can choose not the highest quality materials - both construction and finishing. Cheap wallpaper, plaster and paint can pretty much harm future tenants. Old houses built of bricks are much safer for health. But more expensive - there is nothing to be done with.
7. Hair styling products and deodorants
They also contain formaldehyde. True, in a rather small dosage. So at risk, rather, those who work in beauty salons and spray varnish around themselves several times a day use mousse and foam. But still in everyday life it is better to use styling products as little as possible. So the hair is healthier, and you. As for deodorants, you cannot get anywhere. Unless to find means with a mark "organic".
By the way, scientists recently published another interesting study.