Unknown Dangers of Toxic Household Products
Although we use multiple products every day – including hair products, skin products, and cosmetic products, most of us are unaware of the dangers we face by exposing ourselves to these dangerous household items that contain toxic chemicals within them. Below are some of the toxic household products that contain harmful chemicals, and we should use them with care.
Deodorant – A Cancer Linking dangerous household item:
Deodorant is very acidic therefore it weakens the skin making it vulnerable to penetration. Most deodorants can contain ammonia, formaldehyde, and phenol, which have been linked to causing cancer.
Shampoo and Conditioner Are Also Among the Most Toxic Household Items
Shampoo and conditioner also come under the category of most toxic household items because they can contain several mutagen-inducing chemicals that are supposedly cancer-causing.
Surprisingly Hairspray is among the most toxic household items.
Hairspray has a toxin known as polyvinyl pyrrolidine. And the reason it tops the list of dangerous household products is that, during studies, researchers found that rats developed tumors after being exposed to large amounts of this chemical.
Common Toothpaste could also be one of the most toxic things in your home that can contain carcinogens (radioactive chemicals which are linked to causing colon cancer) as well as resorcinol which may cause blood disorders and convulsions.
Mouthwash can contain ethanol which may be linked to esophageal cancer.
The toxic chemical in Makeup makes it another dangerous household item.
Makeup – Mascara, blush, eye shadow, and eyeliner are some of the most toxic things in your home, as they may contain carcinogens and dangerous toxins like Parabens and Benzoyl Peroxide.
It’s not to say that by using these products you will develop cancer, high blood pressure, or other severe ailments, however by avoiding these harsh substances you will be taking better care of your body and better care of the environment. Before buying beauty products, consider checking the ingredient labels for any chemicals which may be harmful to you such as…
Benzoyl Peroxide, diethanolamine, monoethanolamine, triethanolamine, dioxin, imidazolidinyl urea, synthetic colors and pigments, parabens (methyl, butyl, ethyl, propyl), propylene glycol, and butylenes glycol. Try to buy “green” or Natural products as alternatives to ones that may be harmful to you or to the environment.
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