Top 10 Household Items Known To Cause Cancer

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4. Pesticides and Herbicides

Weed killers and pesticides are made to kill bugs and weeds but this means they can also kill or do serious harm to you! One of the most popular herbicides, RoundUp, has been shown in studies to cause reproductive and kidney damage in mice. A popular ant and roach killing spray that is found in almost every household has been shown to irritate the skin, eyes, respiratory system and have profoundly negative effects on a person’s central nervous system.

You don’t really need any of these products to kill bugs or weeds. Pull weeds by hand before they go to seed or, for weeds growing in cement cracks or sidewalks, simply pouring boiling water over them is enough to kill them instantly. Many larger insects, such as grasshoppers and tomato bugs, can be picked off by hand. Planting chrysanthemum flowers around your house and garden is a great way to naturally deter fleas, ants, mosquitoes, spiders, and ticks. Boric acid can be spread safely around cracks and at the foundation line to deter ants and cockroaches from making an entry. Read also how to detox and remove pesticides from your body.

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  1. Robert Wiegand

    Apr 11, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    I was unaware of any of these potentially cancer causing products! This is deeply concerning. I am going to rid my house of these items.

  2. Glen

    Mar 16, 2018 at 10:28 am

    everybody uses these things, why don`t everybody have cancer?

  3. John Sikora

    May 2, 2018 at 10:18 am

    There are a lot more then air fresheners and scented products. Non organic foods contain GMOs (genetically modified organisms) that can and will cause cancer. Fragrance is in shampoos, skin care products, soaps and candles. Fragrance (FOs) are synthetically made chemicals scent compounds. Even if they are are labeled “ natural ” they often have fragrance in them. The only way to know for sure is to look in the in ingredients for Fragrance. Also be be careful about laundry detergent. Look out for dioxane, Nonylphenol ethoxlate, color, stabilizers and alcohol ethoxlate. all of these things are known to cause cancer and may cause cancer.