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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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10:51AM PDT on Aug 31, 2014

Thanks for sharing this great article! I didn't know about lipstick, and didn't know the whole story about non-stick cookware, either, Glad I threw mine away years ago!

9:17AM PDT on May 20, 2014

thanks for sharing :)

8:00AM PST on Nov 20, 2013

Thanks for that bit of useful information.

5:51AM PDT on Oct 16, 2013

No more waste to destroy our home

8:04AM PDT on Oct 2, 2013

Thanks for sharing this post.

9:15AM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

Thanks for the article.

1:31AM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

we don't want any kind of chemical in our food or drink .this is what killing us

10:23PM PDT on Sep 30, 2013

Thank you.

10:23PM PDT on Sep 30, 2013

Thank you.

3:10PM PDT on Sep 29, 2013

Thanks for the article..avoid most.

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