Things To Throw Away Immediately: 5 Oncogenic Items You Can Find In Most Homes

Lifestyle & Health

April 22, 2019 14:25 By Fabiosa

Taking care of health is everyone's personal responsibility if they want to live long and happily surrounded by loving people and be useful to this world. This implies not only going for regular medical check-ups, treating the existing disease, but also eliminating oncogenes - the substances whose presence and impact may lead to the development of cancer cells - from your surroundings.

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Harmful items

Such harmful things can be in our surroundings and we don't even pay attention to them, we don't think about their dangerous impact. What can those be?

1. Old furniture

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Many pieces of furniture (sofas, mattresses) manufactured before 2013 had special fire retardants called TDCIPP added to them which can be harmful to your health.

2. An old fridge

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Oncogenes PCBs can be contained in lights, electric transformers, fridges. This substance is no longer used.

3. Plasticware

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When making plastic, manufacturers use styrene - an oncogenic substance which leads to various kinds of cancer.

4. Shower curtain

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Especially when it comes to shower curtains of the old design in which harmful PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and VOC (volatile organic compounds) were used. 

5. Chemicals

First and foremost, it concerns detergents, household chemicals, insect repellents. Keep them as far from the kitchen and bedroom as possible.

If you have such items in your kitchen, then get rid of them as soon as possible.

And generally, in order to reduce the risk of cancer, start leading a healthy lifestyle today:

  • eat healthy and regularly;
  • be active and mobile;
  • avoid negative emotions;
  • give up harmful habits;
  • follow the recommendations on screening which can help to detect certain types of cancer at an early stage.

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Stay healthy!


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