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5 Things We All Have At Home That Are Toxic

on May 2, 2012

We all know about things such as cleaning supplies, detergents, etc. that are toxic but what about products that are labeled “all-natural” or “non-toxic?”  Mother Nature Network posted an article last week on this very issue that posed shocking results.  Chemical additives are added to a lot of products to help them last longer and also help to maintain color and scent.  A lot of these toxins were thought to be same but new studies show that is not the case as they are now doing research that shows the long term affects of these. In addition to this, out of all products made, only 25% are tested for toxicity.  Here are the top 5 items you should be cautious of.

1. Non-toxic Nail Polish– exposure to large amounts of the chemicals in polish has been linked to developmental problems, asthma and other illnesses.

2. Perfume– The chemicals in perfume when inhaled, can cause central nervous system disorders, dizziness, nausea, slurred speech, drowsiness, irritation to the mouth, throat, eyes, skin, and lungs, kidney damage, headache, respiratory failure, ataxia, and fatigue, among other things.

3. Air Fresheners– They rely on a cocktail of compounds such as formaldehyde, aerosol propellant, petroleum distillates, p-dichlorobenzene, terpenes, benzene, styrene, phthalates, and toluene, phosphates, chlorine bleach and ammonia.

4. Lipstick– All lipsticks on the market contain lead, and research shows that a majority contain the highest levels allowed.

5. Canned Food– Canned foods, even those labeled organic contain levels of BPA.  They reported that a 165-pound adult eating one serving of canned green beans from the test sample could ingest about 80 times more BPA than their experts’ recommended upper daily limit.

Source:

http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/5-surprising-everyday-things-that-are-toxic

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