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7 Products You Should Replace For a Healthier Home For You and Your Dog

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Jet and I both have always been quite sickly.

Jet’s dad says it’s probably one of the reasons why Jet was chosen to be our furkid.

We don’t give up easily and we take challenges in our stride.

That said, it doesn’t mean that we don’t try to adjust our lifestyle to limit our exposure to unnecessary toxins.

If you are interested in creating a healthier life for you and your dog, here are 7 products that you can replace in your home to get a good start!

7 Products to Replace in Your Home For a Healthier Life For You And Your Dog!

Dangerous Chemicals in Your Home

1. Candles

Dangers: lead, artificial scents, artificial dyes, acetone, trichlorofluoromethane, carbon disulfide, 2-butanone, trichloroethane, trichloroethene, carbon tetrachloride, tetrachloroethane, chlorobenzene, ethylbenzene, styrene, xylene, phenol, cresol, cyclopentene, and paraffin fumes.

Symptoms: tumors, headaches, cancer, lead poisoning, respiratory irritation, worsening of asthma, and worsening of allergies.

Replace with: 100% pure beeswax candles, unscented or scented with natural oils

Febreeze Contains Many Unhealthy Chemicals

2. Air Fresheners

Dangers: di-ethly phthalate (DEP), di-n-butyl phthalate (DBP), di-isobutyl phthalate (DIBP), di-methyl phthalate (DMP), di-isohexyl phthalate (DIHP), 1,4 dichlorobenzene, and terpene.

Symptoms: alteration of hormone levels, changes in genital development, reproductive toxicity, lung damage, and cancer.

Replace with: Aura Cacia Essential Oil Air Fresheners

Plastic Food Containers

3. Plastic Food Containers

Dangers: BPA, DINP, DEHP, DIDP, BP’s, styrene, vinyl chloride, and dioxin.

Symptoms: cancer, interruption of reproductive hormones, linked to early puberty, abnormal breast development, and tumors.

Replace with: Glass food containers.

Insect Spray is Toxic

4. Bug Spray

Dangers: DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide) and pyrethrins.

Symptoms: airway irritation, respiratory distress, skin irritation, convulsions, tearing, salivation, vomiting, muscle spasms, cancer, tumors, death.

Replace with: Organic and homeopathic bug repellants.

Laundry Detergent Can Contain Toxins Too!

5. Detergent

Dangers: quaternium-15,  diethanolamine, nonlphenol ethoxylate, linear alkyl benzene sulfonates, petroleum distillates, polyalkylene oxide, ethylene oxide, 1,4-dioxane, naphthotriazolystilbenes, benzoxazolyl, diaminostilbene disulfonate, ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid, and phosphates.

Symptoms: eye irritation, respiratory distress, lung irritation, kidney damage, liver damage, cancer, tumors, and disruption of sex hormones.

Replace with: Natural laundry detergents.

Cleaners are Full of Toxic Chemicals

6. Household Cleaners

Dangers: phthalates, perc, triclosan, quaternary ammonium compounds, 2-butoxyethanol, sodium hydroxide, ammonia, and chlorine.

Symptoms: respiratory irritation, thyroid disruption, worsening of asthma, skin irritation, narcosis, pulmonary edema, kidney damage, liver damage, cancer, sex hormone disruption, and reduced sperm count.

Replace with: natural cleaning alternatives.

Nonstick Cookware Contains Nasty Chemicals!

7. Non-Stick Cookware

Dangers: perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

Symptoms: infertility, organ damage, thyroid disease, developmental delays, reduced birthweight, liver inflammation, and reduced immune system function.

Replace with: Stainless steel cookware or cast iron cookware.

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