Everyday household products could be killing us!
Effect on the Body
Cresols, ethanol, phenol, xylene & other nerve deadening agents.
Toxic to organs
Pesticides for termites and ants
Chlorpyriphos. Has been found in the homes up to 10 years after exposure.
Affects the nervous system.
Potential carcinogen. Eye and skin irritation, wheezing, coughing, nausea, dizziness, and lethargy.
Polyvinyl wallpaper, floor coverings, adhesive paint, lacquers
Respiratory irritation can cause headaches and impaired concentration
Paints and varnishes
Cadmium, chromates, and other potential carcinogens.
Headaches, memory problems, nausea, skin disease, lung disease, and reproduction problems. Long term exposure can cause brain and nervous system damage
Wood and textile preservatives, glues
Toxic to liver, kidney, central nervous system. Can cause sweating, headaches, nausea, loss of muscle control.
Pressed wood products used in built-in wardrobes, shelves, furniture. Carpets
Benzene, dichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene, styrene.
Eye and respiratory irritation, headaches, poor concentration.
Carpet backing and adhesive
Eye and respiratory irritation, allergic reaction.
Anaemia, headaches, nausea, sweating, and vomiting
Soap, shampoo, cosmetics, air fresheners
Potential carcinogen, eye and skin irritation, wheezing, coughing, nausea, dizziness, and lethargy
Suspected carcinogen. Central nervous system and cardiac depression can cause conjunctivitis, liver and kidney toxicity, dizziness, lethargy, loss of consciousness.
Carcinogenic in animals reduces the blood’s ability to carry oxygen.
Suspected carcinogen and teratogen (which causes birth defects.)