Sunday, November 30, 2014

10 Ways Your Home May Be Toxic 6-10

(6)COOKWARE-Non-stick cookware uses chemicals like TOEEL PTFA are linked to cancer SUGGESTED: Ceramic cookware with the blue coating.  It's free of those chemicals.  (7)CLOTHING-Garments made from synthetic fibers such as rayon, polyester, and spandex may be made or treated with toxic chemicals like formaldehyde which raises your chances of lung cancer.  SUGGESTED: Natural fibers such as cotton, silk, hemp or organic wool.  (8)SHAMPOO-Many contain sulfates used in laundry detergent. They actually do not get hair clean.  They end up making strands more brittle.  SUGGESTED: Non-detergent sulfate, paraben, and fragrance-free natural organic ingredients.  (9)SKIN-CARE PRODUCTS-Parabens and hormone disrupters such as DEA, MEA and TEA, fragrance, mineral oil, and propylene glycol are in most products. SUGGESTED: Plant or fruit essential oils, herbs, and natural preservatives.  They are high in vitamins and antioxidants which are safe for the body.  ALSO SUGGESTED: Toss after 3 months.  Since they are preservative-free they may go bad if kept longer.  (10)CLUTTER-Letting things pile up not only makes it harder to think, but also is tougher to clean because it becomes a breeding ground for sickness-causing bacteria.  SUGGESTED: Minimize your belongings to maximize your space by donating, recycling or reselling.       MSN HEALTH & FITNESS

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