Experts say that the pollution comes from chemical cleaners, paint and furniture and even higher than that on the street.
The average home is known about 80,000 chemicals found, and only a small part of them tested levels of harmful effects on health.
The huge number of ingredients laws do not regulate, and thus are free on the shelves in stores.
Some of the worst poisons you make at home.
Did you know that lead, arsenic, mercury and copper are found in pesticides, and that there are no strict control measures to determine their levels in foods you buy. Many chemicals can damage the nervous system, interfere with hormones, and even cause cancer, says the U.S. National Research Council. Because apples, celery, strawberries, peaches, spinach, nectarines, grapes, sweet peppers, potatoes, blueberries, lettuce and kale are usually the most pesticides, and buy groceries from organic cultivation.
This ubiquitous chemical permeating the air we breathe. And where is it located? In make-up, clothes that are not crowded, detergents, cleaning spray and furniture made of plywood. Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has classified formaldehyde among the known carcinogens. Human studies have shown that formaldehyde exposure is associated with an increased risk of rare forms of cancer, such as those around the nose and sinuses, and some forms of leukemia. The simplest way to keep formaldehyde levels under control is to maintain moderate temperatures, make sure that moisture is at a low level, and that good prozračujete.
Studies have shown that higher levels of bleach dangerous, especially when combined with other chemicals. Bleach is found in many cleaning products - you can not recognize it because the smell is ten times stronger than any other pool where you swim. If you combine some ammonia-based cleaners, it is likely to produce toxic gases that damage the lungs. In short, if you use cleaning products for which the air becomes unbearable to breathe, time to remove them from your home.
BPA has for years been described as dangerous chemicals. In the midst of a debate that not only reflects the fact that BPA mimics natural hormones and disrupts their equilibrium, but also that it can influence the effectiveness of drugs against breast cancer. It is used in plastic food containers, aluminum beverage cans, dollar bills, the materials to repair the tooth and accounts. Eat more fresh, unpackaged food and do not use plastic containers.
Paint with lead are banned, but the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that a quarter million children in the U.S. are still in hazardous levels of lead in their blood. Even if you remove the lead water pipes, lead of the keys for the car, baby powder, cosmetics, artificial peat and vinyl floors. Lead is stationary, but is in the dust, and the air we breathe. It is therefore important to regularly vacuum your living space, a izujte shoes when entering the house.
Remember the smell of new shower curtain? It's a sure sign that the chemicals in the air. Vinyl (PVC) is often associated with toxic phthalates used to soften plastic. It is suspected to cause cancer in animals and humans. PVC is literally everywhere, mattresses, pool toys, dolls, packaging ... It's difficult to avoid, so please choose other materials. For example, toys and shower curtains made of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) plastic.
You went into a room and you felt the smell of perfume in the air? This enabled the phthalates. These chemicals that disrupt the endocrine system are in PVC materials, even in schools and hospitals. Studies have shown that exposure of fetuses and children to phthalates interfere with their normal development. What can you do personally? Do not use perfume, hair spray, air freshener or scented candles.
Let's say you buy a really healthy foods. But what's cooking? Pots and pans with the surface on which the food is covered with beautiful perfluorooktanoičnom acid (PFOA). Researchers have long warned of the harmful effects of chemicals. Among other things, increases the risk of cancer and lower weight of the child at birth. It is especially dangerous if you bake at a high temperature or if there is damage to the substrate begins to peel. I'd rather use the classic cast iron cookware.