Home should be a sanctuary, but many common household products thought to make it more pleasant contain toxic chemicals that are linked to cancer, reproductive problems, birth defects, and other health damage especially during COVID-19. Among them:

  • Air fresheners, which frequently contain phthalates, volatile organic compounds, and carcinogens, not to mention artificial fragrances made up of a string of unpronounceable chemicals.
  • Commercial, scented candles can also be toxic, with nearly half of those looked at in a recent study containing lead in their wicks, and many containing paraffin wax, which releases highly toxic cancer-causing substances when burned.
  • Lotions, shampoos, and conditioners—including some labeled as “natural” or “organic” —contain cacogenic ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate, polyethylene glycol (PEG), cocamide DEA and parabens.

To learn more about harmful everyday products, including Antiperspirant deodorants, click here. Visit SafeCosmetics.org or EWG for a list of safe, eco-friendly products.

Source: Beware of these 6 common household items that cause cancer, by Ethan Huff, February 2, 2015, Naturalnews.com.