10 Cancer Causers You Should Throw Away (& How to Replace Them)

Written by on October 26, 2016 in Eco-Friendly, Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments


By David Wolfe | davidwolfe.com

Many of the products commonly used in the home are not healthy. They can cause rashes, allergic reactions, and sometimes even cancer. “Given poor government regulation, many of the cleaning products available on the market contain “everyday” carcinogens such as formaldehyde, nitrobenzene, methylene chloride, and naphthalene, as well as reproductive toxins and hormone disruptors. Not to mention other ingredients that cause liver, kidney and brain damage, allergies and asthma.” (Care2)

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However, there are natural alternatives one can use to replace the harmful chemicals often found in everyday household products. Take a look at the list below to see what should be removed from any home and what they can be replaced with.

1. Air Fresheners

Some research has shown that air fresheners contain phthalates. Phthalates are “chemicals that can cause hormonal abnormalities, birth defects and reproductive problems. Even air fresheners marketed as “all-natural” or “unscented” contained the hazardous chemicals.” (NRDC)

Don’t worry. Replacing unnatural air fresheners with healthy essential oil alternatives is easy. Take a look at the video below!

2. Art Supplies

Many art supplies come with a particular list of handling procedures because they are highly toxic. This is true of paints, markers, glue, and many other materials.

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Although, it is possible to find safer alternatives.

3. Automotive Supplies

This is quite evident. All of the fluids we put into our vehicles are terrible for the environment and our health. Still, in most cases, until we can completely move to electric cars and pressurized air vehicles, they are a necessary evil. Keep gasoline, transmission fluid, hydraulic fluid, antifreeze, and anything else used in a vehicle away from children. Also, dispose of them properly.

4. Candles

Candles often contain parabens. Although research is inconclusive, paraben may cause cancer. Basically, anything containing parabens should not be inhaled. It just isn’t safe.

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A good alternative is beeswax candles.


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