According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 33.1 million people in the United States are negatively affected by household products each year. Whether on the extent of property damage or more serious injuries and deaths, this number is still very frightening. Scientists believe this is mainly due to chemicals found in popular products that people use regularly. Here is a list of dangerous products that many people are taking on a daily basis to avoid immediately.
Everyone knows bad magnetic implements pollute the environment heavily. The bad news is that sponge is not of any benefit to human health either. Foam contains styrene – a toxic chemical closely linked with an increased risk of cancer, vision and hearing loss, and nervous system problems and damage. This chemical gets out and gets into the body whenever people eat hot drinks on foam plates or utensils. The US Department of Labor Occupational Health & Safety Administration is aware of its negative effects and is doing its best to limit its use.
The small wooden table standing in the corner of the room seemed harmless, but it was not. Laminate products with the help of urea formaldehyde resin. The hotter and humid the room, the more formaldehyde released by the pressed wood. Long-term exposure to this product can cause the development of lung diseases, asthma and even cancer.
The product has antibacterial properties
Many manufacturers of antibacterial products use an element called triclosan in their products. It is harmful to the environment and to human health. Studies have shown that products containing triclosan (such as shampoos, toothpastes and even cosmetics) can cause liver cancer in rats.
Fortunately, in September 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned the use of triclosan in the production of antibacterial hand soaps and shower gels with the claim that there was no evidence that triclosan was found. Works better than regular soap. However, everyone should be careful and always read the ingredients sheet before deciding to buy.
Mosquito repellent incense
Mosquito scent is a simple thing but brings great benefits, true to the sentence “small but martial”. However, scientists have calculated and discovered that the smoke emitted from a mosquito ring is equivalent to the smoke of 75-137 cigarettes. This number suggests that any living organism, including humans, is at risk for various lung diseases.
Air cleaning products
Room deodorant sprays containing elements like terpenes create a toxic combination when it interacts with ozone from the air, along with ethylene glycol, a chemical poison. Furthermore, they release a host of other chemicals such as paradichlorobenzene that are harmful to health, especially when used in a small area or in a poorly ventilated room.
Mothballs are probably the best way to keep clothing safe from insects. However, the smell they give off while protecting clothes is dangerous. Studies have shown that one of their main elements is paradichlorobenzene – the cause of cancer in animals. Although the effects on human health are yet to be proven, people should still use moth balls with caution. Some mothballs contain a chemical called naphthalene, which destroys red blood cells if people are exposed to it for long periods of time.
Mascara’s guano is not the scariest thing in cosmetics. Phthalates, also known as plasticizers, can cause health problems with reproductive organs in animals, posing a risk to humans. These hormone-like chemicals give beauty products odors and colors and can be contained in deodorants, shampoos and hair sprays. They can even be found in bathroom curtains. Therefore, it is better for everyone to check the ingredients of all cosmetics to protect their skin as well as overall health.
The pleasant scent that smoky incense produces in your home is also on the list of the most dangerous factors. Like mosquito scent, the smoke they release contains a number of dangerous compounds that negatively affect health. In mildness is the risk of developing asthma, lung disease and ultimately cancer. Therefore, people should be careful with anything that burns and emits smoke, as these products directly affect the respiratory system.
Huong Giang (Source: Bright Side)