Although home is the place where everyone should feel the safest, nowadays homes aren’t as pure as they used to be.
Namely, we use numbers of harmful products on a daily basis, such as plastic, shampoos, dyes, perfumes, and rubber, all of which contain high amounts of carcinogens, like nitrobenzene, formaldehyde, and methylene chloride.
To improve the environment where you and your family lives, avoid the following seven items which you have probably considered as harmless.
These items are indeed dangerous since they can cause various health problems.
According to a study by the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) in U.S., about 40% of candles which are currently sold on the market contain lead wires within the wicks, and this especially refers to scented candles.
Lead wires are used in order to strengthen the wicks, since fragrance oil softens the wax.
Candles which contain lead-core wick are said to release 5 times the lead amount considered as dangerous for kids, and surpasses the pollution standards for outdoor airs set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as stated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Moreover, the exposure to high amounts of lead can result in many health problems, like hormone disruption, behavioral issues, and learning disabilities.
Beeswax candles with cotton wicks are the best option to avoid these risks.