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6 Potentially Cancer Causing Items you have in Your Home

6 Cancer Causing Items Found in Every Home

Everyday “essentials” and seemingly irreplaceable daily-use items are causing life-threatening illnesses that are currently going under the radar because of their deep integration into everyone’s lives. But it is high time that we start reconsidering our choices as the number of reported cancer cases is going up year by year.

We are going to be talking about some of the most commonly used items in this list of things that might cause cancer. These are the items that are easily available in any house across the world.

So, it doesn’t really matter if you’re consciously consuming these harmful items, here is the list of the commonly used household items that might be better off in the trash can.

Without any further ado, let’s get started with the list

Shampoos can cause cancer

Shampoos are undoubtedly one of the most important part of the modern life. They make your hair cleaner, give you a sense of cleanliness, and you feel nice after some nice shampoo. Add conditioners to it and it almost feels like a blessing.

But the real question is, is it safe? Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, perfumes and fragrances. Parabens, artificial colors and much more…

Parabens are particularly famous carcinogens, and according to one study, 99% of the breast cancer tissues that were tested were found to have parabens.

So, the cocktail of chemicals that is being served to you in the form of Shampoos is something worth understanding and taking appropriate action for.

Non-Stick Cookingware

Common household items that are known carcinogenics - Teflon causes Cancer

Yeah, it is lovely to have something to cook on that you don’t have to clean that thoroughly after every meal. The synthetic coating of Teflon that covers the non-stick cookware is the main cause of the damage. When heated at around 450 Degrees Fahrentheit, it actually starts releasing harmful toxins. There have also been cases of people’s pet birds dyeing of unknown causes when they got non-stick cookware in their household. Also, certain chemicals in that coating might just be potential carcinogens.

Artificial Sweeteners are Carcinogenic?

The most popular use of artificial sweeteners was found as a healthier alternative to the traditional sugar that is obtained from sugarcane. It is supposed to be a healthier substitute to sugar, however, that is far from what it actually is doing.

Aspartame is the most famous way artificial sweeteners are added to our diet. It became a part of teas, drinks, shakes and even soda when it was public accepted it to be a healthier and lesser calorie alternative to sugar. But did you know that Aspartame is actually found to be associated with various types of cancers in the human body. A study back in 2007 found that aspartame was actually associated with leukemia, lymphoma and breast cancer.

Also, just in case you need a real healthier alternative to sugar, go for maple syrup, Stevia, Dates or Raw Honey.

Air Fresheners

perfumes and air-freshners

You just know they smell good, but what exactly has been added to this chemical cocktail that it is so good at what it does? We don’t know exactly what they are made of as the manufacturers just label the chemical mix as “perfume” to secure their secret recipe. This practice allows companies to use harmful toxic chemical that are going to profit them and hurt us. Many of these chemicals are often identified carcinogenic.

Toothpaste contains Carcinogenic Compounds!

When you start learning about it, toothpaste can easily come off as being a part of some big conspiracy. But, even if that is not the case, the toothpaste that you’re using might contain harmful cancer-causing fluoride. These kinds of toothpaste can cause poor dental health, various stomach problems, and even skin rashes along with several other conditions.

In fact, the fluoride that you will find in most of the widely promoted toothpaste is popularly known as a neurotoxin. The surprising thing is that it is yet to be proven that fluoride actually stops the harmful bacteria from building up in our mouths. Long term ingestion of fluoride is linked with heart, bones and brain ailments.

It is recommended that one never swallows toothpaste and always rinse your mouth with water properly to avoid the harmful effects of fluoride.

Soaps and their Carcinogenic ingredients

It gives you a refreshing feeling after the bath, undoubtedly one of an integral part of one’s life, soap is indeed a household thing. However, Triclosan, a compound that is added to the recipe to add anti-bacterial abilities is a potential carcinogenic.

We recommend that you avoid using low-quality soaps that contain harmful chemicals in the name of fragrance and cleanliness. Start using better quality soaps like organic and all-natural soaps that don’t contain such harmful chemicals.

Final Thoughts 

From toothpaste to soaps, it is not difficult to find better alternatives. You need to be fully aware of what you use and consume, what is interacting with your body and how. It is possible to adopt a lifestyle that prevents cancer and you can start by better understanding your daily essentials.

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