12 Cancer-Causing Things You Need To Remove From Your Bedroom Right Now!
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Many experts and nutritionists around the world say that we should eat organic food, plenty of fruits and vegetables, drink plenty of water, sleep at least 8 hours a day, avoid processed and junk food, avoid chocolate and other sugary stuff, cleanse our organism from all harmful toxins, etc.
But, did you know that creating a healthy home environment is also part of the detoxification/clean living process? Of course and after learning about the health hazards of dryer sheets and toxic cleaning products you may have already eliminated these products from your home! But, what about your bedroom? This is very important, because we spend one-third of our lives sleeping. Often times this is the room that is neglected. Ladies and gentlemen, today is your lucky day, because in this article we’re going to show you how to make your bedroom cancer-free!
The experts also say that creating a clean (non-toxic) bedroom can be a financial challenge, so starting small is the easiest solution. And, now you probably ask yourself – why? Well, that’s easy to answer – because every change you can make will have a positive impact on your health. How you begin is a personal decision based on your budget and health issues. Some people begin with replacing their mattress, others an air cleaner or bedding.
1. Replace Your Pillows and Pillow Cases with Organic Materials:
First of all, you should replace your pillows and pillow cases with organic materials! The real and ugly truth is that many people make the mistake of assuming that cotton is a safer choice than synthetics, but the fact is that cotton uses 25% of the world’s insecticides and over 14% of its pesticides. As you can afford it, replace your bedding with organic materials.
2. Replace or Remove All Artificial Fabrics from Your Bedding, Bedroom, and Closet:
This is also very important for you to know – synthetic materials such as acrylic, nylon, and polyester are made from thermoplastics. These fabrics out gas plastic molecules whenever they are heated. If you wear wrinkle free clothes you’re breathing in plastic and formaldehyde. Remember that you also absorb these chemicals directly through your skin.
3. Replace or Remove Artificial Clothes in Your Closet:
As we said, unfortunately, the base for most synthetic fabrics is a liquid made from coal, oil, or natural gas. The liquid is forced through the fine holes of a nozzle, called a spinneret. As the liquid emerges from the holes, it is cooled so that it solidifies to form tiny threads. These threads are woven together to make fabric. Well, ladies and gentlemen, this means one thing – you should opt for clothing made of natural or organic materials.
4. Remove Faux/Fabric Furniture:
Here’s what you need to know – well, if you have any furniture in your bedroom, such as a chair that is artificial leather, it shouldn’t be in your bedroom or any room in your house for that matter. Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is often used in synthetic leather. PVC is widely regarded as the most dangerous of all plastics. Throw pillows and seating cushions that are stain and water resistant have been sprayed with chemicals that are toxic.
5. Remove Particle Board and MDF:
If you have any furniture that is made of particle board, MDF or melamine, it shouldn’t be in your bedroom. The chemical that causes the most concern is formaldehyde, which can aggravate asthma and other lung conditions, irritate mucous membranes and cause contact dermatitis. Like MDF, particle board contains formaldehyde, a known carcinogen that has been directly linked to nasopharyngeal carcinoma (throat cancer) in people. The chemical can also cause headaches, allergies, nausea and a burning sensation in the throat.
6. Remove Accent/Throw Rugs:
The experts say that wood or tile floors are easiest to clean and better options for allergy sufferers. While small accent or area rugs may look nice in your bedroom, they hold onto dirt, dust mites, and other allergens. If you can, omit rugs and carpet. Almost all polyester is manufactured with antimony, a carcinogen that is toxic to the heart, lungs, liver, and skin.
7. Use No-VOC Paint:
This is also very important for you to know – if you decide to paint a room use No-VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint. VOCs are unstable, carbon-containing compounds that easily vaporize into the air. When they enter the air, they react with other elements to produce ozone, which causes air pollution and a host of health issues including breathing problems, headache, burning, watery eyes and nausea.