In case you didn’t know, these days literally everything causes cancer. Most people misinterpret this fact and place it inside their own, not really accurate perspective that everything causes cancer, so therefore it isn’t really dangerous because they believe the EPA, FDA, and similar agencies have to just admit it “could” cause cancer when it isn’t probable.
The truth is, “everything causes cancer” means that everything literally does cause cancer and other immediately recognizable problems that degrade a person’s quality of life and well-being at all times even when they don’t have a disease as severe as cancer.
For example, aluminum in deodorant gets directly into a person’s body through the lymph nodes beneath their armpits. Aluminum and other endocrine disruptors will degrade a person’s quality of life, and erode at their well-being by making them feel bad, by making people feel more tired, or more forgetful and hazy.
Aluminum can cause a person to feel tired, hazy, or even aggravated: these symptoms manifest from all kinds of toxins, endocrine disruptors, and other things present in products we use on a daily basis. It’s not just about cancer, or a small risk of getting some life threatening disease: literally the amount a person uses of a toxic product is going to determine the extent of their well-being and emotional stability, to the extent that emotional stability is dependent on chemicals.
Of course, emotional stability is much more dependent on a person’s state of mind and things that happen to a person, but our environment is currently so toxic that people are becoming chemically damaged, to the point of becoming lazy, depressed, lethargic, or apathetic with the combination of poverty and social factors working poison.
People desperately need better health, more vitamins and less toxicity. To help people achieve that, here are a few household products that contain things we should never ingest.
1. Dryer sheets
As many household products contain endocrine disruptors, so do dryer sheets. Dryer sheets are of course those things that are supposed to act as fabric softener, when you put the little sheets with your clothes in the dryer.
Endocrine disrupting chemicals are toxins that disrupt the body’s production and regulation of hormones: and hormones of course are a massive factor in human emotion itself. Endocrine disrupting chemicals literally have the power to wildly swing our emotions around, cause feelings of anxiety, dread, or depression that seem unexplainable, and worse.
Mercury is one of the most potent endocrine disruptors, so sometimes people exposed to mercury from such things as “silver” dental fillings (look it up, your fillings contain 50% mercury), or broken fluorescent light bulbs become mercury poisoned. Then the mercury poisoned people experience seemingly unexplainable “chemical” depression, or anxiety, or intense feelings of dread or sadness that seem to come from nowhere.
Strangely enough, dryer sheets in particular leave these chemicals on your clothes where they are readily inhaled, and it is no exaggeration to notice that they actually affect people. More sensitive people, particularly people prone to headaches may notice such symptoms immediately after putting on clothes dried with dryer sheets.
2. Teflon, “non-stick” pots, pans, cookware
What is on those pans you cook food on, that causes the food not to stick? Something you probably can’t pronounce: a synthetic layer of polytetrafluoroethylene, or Teflon, an endocrine disrupting polymer of plastic that releases toxins continuously when heated above 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Ever heard of the “Teflon flu?” Humans get it, but pet birds die in houses where, for instance, a Teflon pan is left on an electric stove set to the highest heating level, or a gas stove that has too large a flame. Look it up.
Of course your shampoo is toxic too. Chemicals ranging from parabens, to sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), to synthetic coloring and other carcinogens are found in shampoo. Yet women and men alike feel so compelled to use it.
Breast cancer isn’t all about pink ribbons: it’s about shampoo. A certain study found that a whopping 99% of breast cancer tissues tested were found to contain parabens: and that’s not just something that homogeneously contaminates all of our cells.
4. Artificial Sweetener
By this time, you’d think that people are wise to the dangers of Aspartame, which has been marketed under a variety of names. This isn’t even the only dangerous one, but it’s the worst.
Aspartame is known to cause vision in people to decline until people can hardly see, especially in children. Aspartame is what you’ll find in Diet Coke and all of those insidious diet sodas. It is known to cause migraine headaches, permanent vision decline, cancer, and a lot worse.
Guess what? Two-time Secretary of State Donald Rumsfeld pushed for the FDA to approve Aspartame after rejecting it multiple times in the 1970’s.
Aspartame literally breaks down into methanol and formaldehyde in the body. A common argument exists that fruit itself breaks down into formaldehyde in the body, but the amount when compared to Aspartame is so completely negligible, it doesn’t hold up as an argument to defend the safety of Aspartame.
5. Plastic food containers, bags, ect.
Plastics are mostly chemicals that happen to be endocrine disruptors. Some of them are particularly egregious and dangerous, such as BPA which is now labeled or banned in many places.
However unfortunately, some of these plastics we eat and drink out of are even worse than BPA. One very similar compound, BPS is still used.
People should research the plastic number found on the bottom of each plastic container they use, and evaluate through their own research which one is the safest or most acceptable.
6. Cleaning sprays
If you can smell a cleaning spray you sprayed onto the floor in your house to wipe something up, unfortunately you’re breathing it.
Cleaning sprays can be really useful and helpful for families in particular, but it is necessary to stick to bare-bones methods of cleaning like baking soda or vinegar (or less odor-producing but non-toxic cleaning materials).
That’s because cleaning sprays are causing mothers around the world to develop lung problems. A recently published study from Norway proved that everyday use of cleaning sprays causes as much damage to a woman’s lungs as smoking a whopping 20 cigarettes every day.
By now, anyone even remotely health-conscious should be aware of fluoride toxicity. That’s why people don’t want to drink the tap water or use toothpaste that contains fluoride.
Fluoride is a known neurotoxin, and a potent one that particularly produces symptoms of apathy and empty-mindedness in people, as even Harvard now admits that is causes cancer and lowers a person’s IQ score.
However, fluoride toothpaste is particularly harmful especially if it gets under your tongue, because then it is absorbed into the body sublingually, under the tongue, directly into the bloodstream in high doses.
8. Air fresheners
Luckily, most people find that air fresheners smell like sh*t. That sh*t smell you might notice comes from chemicals known collectively as “parfum.”
Parfum is literally a cocktail of toxic chemicals. The notion of “trade secrets” permitting them to simply be labeled as “parfum” actually serve to disguise a company’s actions, giving them the ability to market cheap, toxic chemicals as scent. Rest assured, this “parfum principle” extends to cologne and perfume as well. It’s all toxic.
Triclosan is a chemical found in antibacterial soaps, that you definitely want to avoid. Thankfully, all kinds of good, home-made soaps can be readily found all over the place. Just make sure they aren’t fake-natural.
10. Baby Powder
Johnson & Johnson, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world with an executive who fulfilled a very corrupt role at the top of the FDA while her husband owned stock in the company, was sued successfully for over $70 million.
The $70 million was dished out to a woman whose ovarian cancer was a result of their talcum powder, otherwise known as “baby powder.” Guess where talcum, the material that stuff is primarily made of, is actually mined?Right next to where asbestos is mined. The two chemicals are not very different.