Do you read product labels when you’re making household purchases? Web Watch does try to avoid buying food that contains high fructose corn syrup or has “sugar” listed on the label — but we’re a creature of habit, and Pop Tarts taste so darn good.
But we don’t really take the time to read all those other funky labels and warnings that seem to be applied to practically everything we get nowadays. Do we care that something was made in a plant that also processes “soy”, “nuts”, and “dairy products”? Eh. Not so much… but we know some folks who do care, so we’re not going to make fun of them for this.
But would you believe that there are 10 TOXIC ITEMS that you should avoid having in your home, for various reasons? Let’s take a look at some of them:
- Vinyl or PVC
- Products that contain fragrance. (Did you know that you can now buy Downy Fragrance? It’s not Downy fabric softener — it’s just the smelly stuff that’s in Downy softener. This is not a product that anybody other than Downy was clamoring for.)
- Canned food. Obviously, chosen by someone who doesn’t know that the Zombie Apocolypse is coming, where canned food may be the only viable currency left
- Cleaners that contain caustic materials
- Bottled water
- Non-stick cookware
- Oil-based paints
What are some toxic items that you’ve been working hard to rid your home of, and why? Tell us in the below comments…