Plastic food storage containers
Plastic food storage containers look elegant, they are ever-lasting, flexible and convenient. So, most people love buying these containers as it’s simply available in your nearby stores and market and the diner leftovers and various food items can be easily stored in it.
But these containers come to us with harmful chemicals that can eventually ruin our health and cause some serious health problems. These problems run extensive gamut ranging from health issues to environmental degradation. As per Pennsylvania State University, manufacturers and companies use chemical named Bisphenol A in the reusable plastic food containers.
And these chemicals can potentially risk your health especially children and infants who are more vulnerable to trace amount of any harmful chemical. The flinging away of any plastic items and containers can also defile the environment and build-up in landfills.
Kitchen Sponges are the most used item in the kitchen but it’s the dirtiest thing ever, we have in our house, more than a trash bin or a toilet seat. It appears to be mopping things around but what it does is spread bacteria’s in the house.
Although we use it for scrubbing dishes and surfaces, it’s our worst enemy. But how exactly does it work? When the food residues are removed from the dishes and utensils, the great deal of these food remnants is absorbed by your sponges.
These leftovers in the sponge create the utmost environment for the development and growth of bacteria. That’s how sponges develop bacteria and threat to our life. Bacteria such as Salmonella, E. coli, and Staphylococcus last in sponges for hours after their first contact.
Danger and threat linger when you are using the kitchen knives. Those sharp blades of honed steel can slice your fingers in pieces. However, dull knives possess more threat than the sharp one.
The dull one entails more force to cut and you have to press hard to cut things up which means you are likely to lose control and injured your hands. Also, make sure that you never try catching the falling knives. This might end with a very bad result.
And even keep your knives away from the grease or any other slippery substances or else it will hurt you. So, if you want to stay safe and danger-free life, avoid dull knives and start using sharp one but be careful with it.
The noxious effects of air fresheners can vary depending on its formulation but one thing that doesn’t differ is that these fresheners can wreck your health. The cologne of air freshener has been used in houses, cars, and offices over decades now to mask the nasty odors.
And when we think about it, it’s hard to believe but air fresheners actually result in a harmful poison because of the residual chemicals in it. Also swallowing the freshener can be venomous which can run ranging from minor irritation to life-threating illness.
Even the gel-type evaporate drop from the air freshener can cause serious health issues for the young children. Frequent use of numerous types of air fresheners can have an adverse effect on the environment which instantly poses threat to human life. So you must be careful while using air fresheners.
People love cooking in gas oven whether it’s professional chef or amateur cooks. It’s flexible and apt however gas oven is way more dangerous than what we think. They emit lethal combustible by-products that can cause a serious effect on our health.
The toxins from the gas oven can exacerbate steady exposure and allergies which may lead to bronchitis, asthma, chronic cough, and wheezing. It even narrows the breathing passage and intricates the existing condition of lungs.
And for those who are sensitive to chemicals, they act susceptible to the emissions. So, keep your eye on the burners and check whether it’s turned off properly or not because if the gas is leaked you might be in serious trouble.
Out of every other kitchen things cheese grater is one of the most dangerous ones. Whether it’s impeccably cooked pasta or Pizza, you need cheese grater to bring it all together. It shreds veggies, cheese, garlic and even chocolates.
But, it has a very sharp blade which looks terrifying and acts one too. It helps the dish to be delicious and yummy but cheese graters are pretty hard to take care of. The cheese grater may look fancy but its sharp venomous claws are ever ready to knock you off.
So make sure you use a large chunk of cheese or any other food to keep your hands far away from the grater.
Non-stick pans have become enormously favorite kitchen items among the cooks because of their convenience and flexibility. It reduces a great deal of elbow-grease and let the foods slide just perfectly. Easy to clean the pan and remove the sliminess, most people enjoy cooking in the non-stick cookware.
The surface of this cookware is made of poly-and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a fluorinated chemical which is highly persistent and noxious both for the body and environment. It becomes a cause of perfluorooctanoic acid when heated, which stays in the human body for years and years.
It just takes five minutes for this cookware to emit more than 6 venomous gases which prove to be dangerous both for you and your home. Whom you considered your friend in the kitchen turns out to be your worst enemy. So, it’s up to you, continue using the non-stick cookware or kick them out of the house and start living a healthy life.
Every other thing in your kitchen that comes into the contact of your food can contaminate it and cause foodborne illness. A right cutting board and a proper cleanliness on it can save you both money and health. It also saves your family from the horrid attack of food poisoning.
So, ensure that you use at least two cutting boards, one for cutting vegetables and next for the raw meat to evade transferring bacteria. Because according to the reports, 80% of the America chicken’s grocery-store is contaminated with Campylobacter, Salmonella or both.
Also never use the cracked or broken because it’s the flawless place for bacteria burgeoning. After the cutting, make sure that you wash your cutting board properly and dry it somewhere, where the air circulates so that you stay far away from disease and live a healthy and happy life.
Isn’t it shocking! that the hand towel which we use like million times is the most germ-infested things in our home. And it’s because our towel recollects moisture and help bacteria breed. You touch them every time, whether it’s before a meal or after and that’s how germs transferred into your food.
The hand towel we use is swarming with harmful chemicals that could possibly make us sick. But we can’t only blame the kitchen towels for the bacteria and bugs in the house, bath towels are also equally responsible for spreading the diseases.
Since the towels are used in the most germ galloped areas, it easily catches bacteria and also we use it to clean hands and other parts of the body that causes it to have a contact with raw meat products.
Plastic water bottle
Plastic water bottles are rife, they’re flexible and convenient for the users. But do you know, that the plastic water bottles, whom you consider your good friend contains chemicals named Bisphenol A or BPA in it.
Mostly found in stiff plastic bottles especially in the one marked with plastic code ‘7’, these chemicals can leach into your drinking water and pose a life-threatening illness. It also appears to be dangerous for the pregnant women and her fetus. And as per CBC News, Bisphenol A act like faux estrogen which can cause chromosomal abnormalities.
So, countries like Canada and Japan have banned bottles with BPA. Even though stores marketed bottles as BPA-free, leach chemicals can act as sex hormone estrogen in the product. So if you want to live a healthy life, avoid using plastic water bottles.