Your house is full of potentially toxic chemicals and you might not even be aware of it. Here are 10 toxic things in your home you had no idea about.
1. Water Bottles
BPA or Bisphenol A is commonly used in clear plastics. The substance can mimic estrogen in the body and is therefore harmful to children and babies. Though it has been banned from baby products, it has already got a replacement BPS which is no better than BPA. BPS can disrupt normal cell functioning that can give rise to various health problems.
We all want to use stain resistant carpets and not worry about coffee or wine stains but various industrial chemicals used to make them stain resistant can lead to health issues. Several of those chemicals include PFOA which is a Teflon chemical associated with cancer and thyroid disease.
They contain potentially harmful chemicals such as benzaldehyde, camphor, acetone and methylene chloride which can cause various health problems when these chemicals are inhaled. Various problems that can arise include headaches, nausea, dizziness, irritation and kidney damage in some cases.
The harmful chemicals called PBDEs found in mattresses are really dangerous. Exposure to them can lead to decreased sperm quality, thyroid problems and brain damage. Mattresses with PBDEs have been banned in various US states and Canada. So always buy a mattress without PBDEs.
Triclosan in an active ingredient in hand sanitizers and toothpastes which has been several hormonal problems including early puberty and infertility.
Most canned food containers contain BPA which can lead to hormonal imbalance and male infertility.