Ever wonder what you are using in your everyday life that may actually lead to nothing but trouble, health risks and global issues. Well, here’s a list of top 10 products that you must stop using immediately for a safe and secure lifestyle.
Apparently, not all toothpastes but many have been discovered to contain microbeads, which are a leading contributor to the 8 million tons of plastic that enters the ocean every year with devastating consequences for wildlife and the marine environment. The microbeads also attract toxic matter as they travel.
These wooden chopsticks are stripping Asian forests from the roots. Almost 4 million trees are cut down for the production of 57 billion pairs of chopsticks. Furthermore, these challenging utensils are treated with such a chemical that can cause respiratory utensils.
The use of wet wipes are increasingly growing for skin and household surfaces. Eventhough the product is labeled to be ‘flushable’, they contain plastic that don’t break down easily like toilet paper, hence causing blockages in sewers with a huge volumes on the beach.
Plastic bags are one of the most damaging cause of pollution with an estimate of 1 trillion non-biodegradable plastic bags being disposed every year.
Batteries are known to consist of toxic and harmful elements that include; cadmium, lead and mercury that leak out into the soil and and water streams causing deadly pollution, hence increasing health risks.
These traditional tea bags contain elements of plastic. They offer high quality brew but are resistant to composting and are feared to release dangerous toxins.
Many hand wash soaps contain the controversial chemical triclosan, which is said to be a cause of serious health conditions and also causes cancer in mice.
There is know a growing trend and knowledge that playing it safe can eventually lead to havoc with the hormones. Further they are more harmful for for species under sea, so use them but don’t pour them down the drain.
Styrofoam is clearly unavoidable in disposable packing but equally as difficult and poisonous after use. The product has already been banned in several cities across the US.
A quick and cheap shave can definitely put you at ease but the carbon-intensive production of steal and plastic can lead to various skin allergies and problems. So, opt for an electronic razer next time you go for shopping.