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Five toxic things you definitely have in your home


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Let's face it, few of us can call ourselves the most environmentally conscious person on the planet. Most likely, you use objects in your everyday life that can pose a danger to the environment and your health, in particular in your home.

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It's not just about the environment - most of us bring home things and substances that can cause potential harm to the health of our loved ones. Tip hero. Of course, no one will consciously do this, but it is difficult for an ordinary person to understand all the recommendations of the EPA and the CDC.

Doctors, scientists and innovative entrepreneurs come to the rescue, who can explain in simple words what toxic things you should get rid of in your own home. One of these experts, radiologist Rob Brown, author of Toxic Home / Mindful Home: A Conscious Approach to Healthy Living, explained what to get rid of:

  • Reusable water bottles: Believe it or not, even plastic refillable bottles labeled “BPA Free” are not always safe for you or your family. Even BPA-free bottles contain BPS, BPF, and other potentially toxic compounds, according to Dr. Brown. If inaccuracies were made in the manufacture of the bottle, hazardous substances can seep into drinking water. Drink from glass containers.
  • Paraffin wax candles: candles made from 100% beeswax or soy are completely usable in the home, while paraffin candles can release harmful chemicals. Use wax candles.
  • Fruit and Vegetable Wax: washing food under running tap water is not enough. Most are sealed with a layer of outer wax that is riddled with pesticides, which can interfere with bowel movements. The expert recommends buying special water for washing, which you can find in supermarkets in your city.
  • Plastic film and aluminum foil: They can definitely be found in any home or restaurant kitchen, but the use of such packaging can be associated with the risk of leaching hazardous compounds into food. What to do? Buy unbleached, eco-friendly baking paper and sandwich it between the aluminum and the food.
  • Bleached paper products: topical for bleached paper towels and napkins. Manufactured bleached products can “release” chemicals from the paper into the skin, mouth, or even food. Use unbleached paper.

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