There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to toxic chemicals lurking in your home. Keep your family safe from harmful exposure with these seven easy steps!
With the environment stooping under the demands of fast rising pollution, our bodies have to deal with enough toxicity when we step outside daily. But did you know that hidden within the so-called safe environs of your home are some highly dangerous chemicals that pose hazardous health risks to you and your family?
According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit organization working towards health and environment security, The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has only reviewed a few hundred chemicals for safe use. Shockingly, there are nearly 85,000 chemicals currently approved for use in everyday goods – meaning that many consumers are blatantly unaware of the hidden dangers these unchecked chemicals could pose to their loved ones.
Here are the top seven toxins that could be invading your home right now and how – with some small tweaks – you could get rid of them.
One of the most basic ways of removing dirt and germs is by washing your hands. But are the soaps you clean your hands with doing you more harm than good? Tricoslan is found in many consumer products and is an active ingredient in liquid soaps.
Triclosan is known to disrupt the endocrine system (the collection of glands which produce a variety of important hormones) leading to a number of health problems. Regular contact with triclosan may also cause the development of antibiotic-resistant germs.
Use mild, natural soaps and warm water to wash hands; don’t buy products that list triclosan as an ingredient.
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