Top 13 everyday objects that are not at all harmless

We have already told you about the strange, even gloomy origins of our everyday objects. On the other hand, we realize that we have not warned you enough, not protected enough, that we have not sufficiently fulfilled our role of lucky star towards you… We are really sorry, but we are catching up right away . BEWARE, some of your everyday companions mean you harm. Much trouble.

1. Tote bags

Kezako: reusable fabric bags.

Why it’s not phew: number one, no one washes this stuff enough, and it gets pretty filthy fast. Secondly, and contrary to what one might think, it’s not really green. Their production requires tons of water, and they are not always recyclable, because of the logos containing PVC. Conclusion: it’s okay. Bad bags.

2. Menstrual cups

Kezako: more commonly called “cups”, it is a reusable hygienic protection.

Why it’s not phew: more than “not phew”, the cups can be dangerous. The blood stuck in the container stays warm and becomes a perfect culture medium for the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria, if the woman is a carrier. And that’s not all: the growth of the bacteria is also favored by the high rate of air (and therefore oxygen) that the cut lets through. Contrary to popular belief, the menstrual cup can therefore, like the tampon, cause a toxic shock.

Never carry a “cup” at night, empty it regularly, the rules are simple but still appear too little on the packaging

Posted by The HuffPost on Thursday, May 28, 2020

3. Lace lingerie

Kezako: bah… No need for a drawing, do you? The underwear, what.

Why it’s not phew: the lace does not let the skin breathe and retains moisture. Same thing for silk, polyester and all synthetic materials. Result: at best, a simple irritation. At worst, a mycosis or infection, humidity being ideal for bacteria to multiply quietly. So we prefer cotton. Or full freedom, at oilp and that’s it.

Top 13 everyday objects that are not at all harmless

4. Wipes

Kezako: small wet paper, practical at first sight, as much for cleaning surfaces as for washing a little.

Why it’s not phew: it just kills the planet. If “ecology” had an antonym, it would surely be “wipe”.

The amount of waste generated by these disposable wipes, some of which are called “biodegradable”, amounts to around ten billion in France.

Posted by The HuffPost on Friday, May 31, 2019

5. Whitening toothpastes

Kezako: something too little used by some of your colleagues, which allows you to clean your teeth, make them whiter and not stink of fresh garlic at 8am.

Why it’s not phew: toothpaste is great, but whitening agents are often not so good. Those containing microgranules to whiten and polish the enamel are the most dangerous! Indeed, these pellets, sometimes made of microplastics, can contain toxins that are (very) harmful to our health.

6. Make-up remover cotton pads

Kezako: also called “make-up remover discs”, these are the small disposable cotton balls that you use to remove your make-up. I’m teaching you something crazy, right??

Why it’s not phew: in addition to the catastrophic ecological aspect, know that these irritate your skin and your sweet face. Cotton, as soft as it is to the touch, is actually even more abrasive because it is first dried to make these discs or squares. In short, we move the derche, and we invest 5 euros in reusable cottons, softer and so much better for the planet. Thank you !

If all our life, we have been taught to remove our makeup every evening with cotton, we will have to unlearn and change our habits. Cotton is an ecological and dermatological disaster. ?

Posted by ELLE on Thursday, November 12, 2020

7. Ionizer air purifiers

Kezako: it is a device that produces negative ions in large quantities in the ambient air. Objective: to rid the air we breathe of polluting molecules and micro-particles, which are positively charged in suspension. Very scientific, we didn’t understand anything, but basically, it purifies the air.

Why it’s not phew: even though these negative ions have positive effects on our health, they are not natural. Generated by the “electric discharge” method, they can release ozone during the production process. However, ozone, when it exceeds a certain concentration, can be very harmful, even toxic. Along the same lines, they can increase the amount of acetone and ethanol in the air. Not so crazy, what.

8. Aluminum foil

Kezako: aluminum sheets, as its name suggests. Also the essential of the kitchen drawer, the one right next to the sink.

Why it’s not phew: among the mistakes not to make with aluminum: use it for cooking food in the oven. When heated, aluminum releases aluminum salts, which are neurotoxic and harmful to our organism. Yum.

Top 13 everyday objects that are not at all harmless

9. Wooden cutting boards

Kezako: pretty wooden “trays”, on which you can cut your food without breaking up your work surface. The essential tool to avoid having your deposit sugared.

Why it’s not phew: the wood absorbs all the bacteria and can thus contaminate the food that you will then cut. To limit the risks: change it regularly, have a board for fruits and vegetables different from that of meat, wash it with white vinegar. It does not reduce the risks to 0, but it limits the damage. Spoiler: plastic boards are no better. Solution: say goodbye to your deposit. Or cut into a plate.

10. Coffee capsules

Kezako: well… capsules, of coffee, what. I don’t know what else to tell you… What else?

Why it’s not phew: three things: first, they expose you to a caffeine overdose. They actually contain 95 to 184 milligrams of caffeine per 100 grams of coffee, compared to around 50 for filter machines. Then, according to a study of 60 million consumers, traces of furan, that is to say, a product classified as a “possible carcinogen”, were detected in all the samples. Finally .. IT’S NOT GREEN PUNAISE.

#CheckNewsCoffee contains furan, a molecule toxic to the liver at high doses. Exposure, according to some studies, could be greater in capsule coffee

Posted by Liberation on Monday, November 26, 2018

11. Colored pencils

Kezako: roh well I’m not going to define you the thing that you all use at least 1000 times in your life, huh.

Why it’s not phew: according to a study, almost half of these pencils contain dangerous pollutants. Among them: plasticizers and aromatic amines suspected of being carcinogenic. STOP PUTTING THEM IN YOUR MOUTH IMMEDIATELY.

12. Nail polishes

Kezako: cosmetic product intended to beautify the nails. There. Onnnnngle, manucuuuuuuure. (Do you have the ref?)

Why it’s not phew: so it’s not true for everyone, but some polishes are full of chemicals. At best, they irritate (toluene, acrylate). At worst, disrupt the distribution of hormones in the body (dibcetylphthalae). Sometimes they are even carcinogenic (formaldehyde). We therefore prefer water-based varnish!

13. Sequins

Kezako: the most beautiful thing on earth, by far.

Why it’s not phew: ok, so there, I confess that my world is completely collapsing. Glitter is ULTRA dangerous, actually. Hell of a noodle, that’s all I live for… They are made from aluminum and polyethylene terephthalate, petroleum derivatives. The latter release chemicals that are ultra harmful to our body, capable of disrupting our hormonal systems (and I’m not without telling you that they are ultra volatile, and therefore, inhaling or swallowing them is very common). In this way, glitter can be the cause of cancer, or neurological diseases, in addition to being an environmental disaster. Glitter in my life Kevin… But not too much either!

Top 13 everyday objects that are not at all harmless

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