10 Carcinogenic things that we have in the bedroom and that we should eliminate as soon as possible

We are increasingly aware of the importance of leading a healthy life: exercising, eating organic foods, etc. However, on many occasions we forget that the environment in which we live is key in the process of detoxification. We spent a third of our lives in our bedroom and although it may not seem so with the naked eye, it can be very contaminated.

Make your bedroom free of carcinogens

1- Particle boards [19659004] 10 Carcinogenic things that we have in the bedroom and that we should eliminate as soon as possible ” width=”759″ height=”439″/>
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You should not have at home any furniture made of particle board or melamine, and especially in the bedroom. [19659007] Resins and other types of "glue" are used to make these parts. The most disturbing chemical is formaldehyde which can aggravate asthma and other lung infections, irritate mucous membranes, cause dermatitis, headaches, allergies, nausea and has also been directly related to nasopharyngeal carcinoma (throat cancer)

2- Artificial leather furniture

 10 Carcinogenic things that we have in the bedroom and that we should eliminate as soon as possible

Having synthetic leather furniture is not a good idea either. Often, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is used to make them, considered one of the most dangerous plastics . To make this material flexible, toxic plasticizers are used, such as phthalates, which are known to be endocrine disruptors.

3- Clothing of artificial materials

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The basis of most synthetic fabrics is a liquid made from coal, oil or natural gas. This liquid is forced to pass through the thin holes of a nozzle, called a row. As the liquid goes out through the holes, it is cooled and solidified in the form of small threads. And finally, these threads are woven together to form the fabric.

Synthetic materials in general, such as acrylic, nylon or polyester are made of thermoplastics. These fabrics emit plastic molecules that heat up, making you breathe plastic and formaldehyde .

These chemicals can also be absorbed directly through the skin. And also, to make garments more durable and to be resistant to wrinkles and stains, perfluorochemicals (PFC) is used.

Bet on clothes made with natural or organic materials.

4- Clothing bed of artificial materials

 10 things Carcinogenic we have in the bedroom and we should eliminate as soon as possible

Many people make the mistake of assuming that cotton is the safest choice among synthetics. However, it uses 25% of the insecticides and 14% of the pesticides in the world . Ideally, replace your bedding with materials such as organic cotton, hemp linen or even wool, for blankets and quilts.

5- chemically treated curtains

 10 Carcinogenic things that we have in the bedroom and that we should eliminate as soon as possible

Curtains hide dust, pollen and other allergens . If you can, remove the curtains and replace them with organic fabric. Wood blinds can also be a good choice.

6- Air cleaner

An air filter for the whole house is a very good investment. But if it seems too much, you can buy a laptop and move it from one room to another. Find one that has HEPA filtration and make sure it does not produce ozone.

7- Mattress

 10 Carcinogenic things that we have in the bedroom and that we should eliminate as soon as possible
Pandora Studio / Shutterstock [19659006] Conventional mattresses are sprayed with flame retardant and stain resistant chemicals. Many are even made of foam, which can emit gases for years .

If you can not afford to change the mattress, you can consider putting a sleeve on a metal barrier fabric.

8- Electronic devices

 10 Carcinogenic things that we have in the bedroom and that we should eliminate as soon as possible
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If you have TV, computer or other electronic devices in your room, you should change them . Electronic devices can interrupt sleep patterns .

9- Shoes

 10 Carcinogenic things that we have in the bedroom and that we should eliminate as soon as possible
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Ideally, your bedroom should be a shoe-free area. The shoes you wear to go out, take pollen, dirt and chemicals . Ideally, once you enter at home, change them for a slippers to be at home to prevent all that dirty you have in your home.

10- Paintings without VOC

 10 Carcinogenic things we have in the bedroom and that we should eliminate as soon as possible
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When you go to paint your room, choose a paint without VOC (volatile organic compounds). VOCs are unstable compounds that contain carbon and that evaporate easily in the air.

When they come into contact with air, they react with other elements to produce ozone, which causes air pollution and a series of health problems such as respiratory problems, headache, burning, watery eyes and nausea .

If you are looking for a clean and healthy life, you can not forget your home. Did you know that all these elements could be carcinogenic? Tell us in the comments!

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