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Top 10 Toxic Products You Don’t Need

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3. Canned food: It’s probably shocking to find a food item on a toxic product list, but it’s no mistake. Food cans are lined with bisphenol-A (BPA). Most experts believe this is our main source of exposure to BPA, which has been linked to early puberty, cancer, obesity, heart disease, depression in young girls and much more. Many food brands have gone BPA free, including Campbell’s Soup. But beware: some companies have switched to BPS, BPA’s chemical cousin, which has been linked many of the same health effects. To be safe, opt for fresh, frozen, dried or jarred foods.

4. Dirty cleaners: Admit it: it’s a bit odd to wipe toxic chemicals all over your oven, floors, counters, and toilets to get them “clean.” Corrosive or caustic cleaners, such as the lye and acids found in drain cleaners, oven cleaners and acid-based toilet bowl cleaners are the most dangerous cleaning products because they burn skin, eyes and internal tissue easily. It’s simple and effective to use non-toxic cleaners or to make your own. You won’t miss the toxic fumes in your home either!

5. Pesticides: This is a huge category of products, but they deserve inclusion in their entirety because of how extremely toxic they are. They’re made to be. That’s how they kill things. But, solving your pest problem may leave you with another problem – residual poisons that linger on surfaces, contaminate air, and get tracked onto carpet from the bottom of shoes. There are so many non-toxic ways to eliminate pests and weeds. Next time, get on the offense without chemicals.

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10:15PM PST on Dec 9, 2014

Eww, concerning that hand sanitizers have triclosan. I wonder if they all do.

6:02PM PST on Dec 7, 2014

I had no idea there was lead in lipstick. Good job FDA...not

4:03AM PST on Dec 4, 2014

thanks

7:55AM PST on Dec 2, 2014

◕╰დ╮ THANK YOU for your time and for posting! ╭დ╯◕

4:09PM PST on Nov 15, 2014

can't argue with that, we don't need them and can find alternatives...

7:00AM PST on Nov 12, 2014

Thanks much for sharing

1:03AM PST on Nov 11, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

1:25PM PST on Nov 10, 2014

thankyou!

1:00PM PST on Nov 10, 2014

Thanks for the heads up!

12:19PM PST on Nov 10, 2014

thanks

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