The 12 Most Dangerous Cancer Causing Products In Your Home Today

According to experts, cancer can be caused by a variety of triggers including some items we have in our home. Artificial sweeteners, non-stick cookware, cleaning products and air fresheners have all been found to contain carcinogens which can damage your cells and trigger the development of cancer, so it might be best to stay away from them.

Here are the 12 most dangerous cancer-causing items in your home:

Non-Stick Cookware

The non-stick pans and pots are commonly used all around the world and although they make cooking much easier, they don’t make it safer. Studies have found that the coating of this cookware starts breaking down very fast after a while, releasing carcinogens which can cause cancer to grow in your body.

Artificial Sweeteners

Although they are alternatives to sugar which is detrimental for our health, artificial sweeteners are even worse. They have been related to a slew of health problems and some are even carcinogenic. Aspartame has been linked to skin cancer, while saccharin has been associated with bladder cancer. Sorbitol may cause excess gasses, bloating and indigestion, so it’s best to stay away from them. If you need to sweeten your tea or coffee, use natural alternative such as stevia, yacon syrup or xylitol.

Talcum Powder

Surprisingly, the seemingly innocent talcum powder has been linked to lung problems and ovarian cancer. According to one study, most of the ovarian tumor tissues tested had talcum particles embedded in them and further studies confirmed the link. According to experts, using personal hygiene products with talcum powder can raise the risk of ovarian cancer by 20-30%.

Plastic Bottles And Food Containers

These plastic containers can leak dangerous chemicals into your food and drinks. Bisphenol-A (BPA) is one of the worst chemicals that can get into your food. A known carcinogen, BPA has been linked to brain and prostate problems in children and is highly dangerous for the environment as well. In order to avoid triggering the development of cancer, drink water and eat food from glass containers.

Air Fresheners

Air fresheners sure make your home smell nice, but they’re also full of dangerous chemicals that have been linked to oral and nose cancer, hormonal imbalance and asthma. Instead of putting your health in danger, you can make your home smell nice by using essential oils. They are completely safe for you and your children and you can choose from a variety of aromas. If you ask us, we’d go with rosemary or lavender oil.

Cleaning Products

Commercial cleaning products are supposed to keep our home disinfected and clean from bacteria. However, although they can kill most bacteria right away, they also contain carcinogens linked to asthma and various types of cancer. Instead of these products, you can use a mixture of vinegar and baking soda to disinfect and clean any surface in your home.


Store-bought toothpastes contain saccharin and fluoride, two chemical compounds which are also carcinogens. Fluoride has been linked to thyroid problems and tooth cavities, while saccharin is a well-known carcinogen that should be avoided. Instead of buying your toothpaste, you can make yourself a natural one at home – just search for recipes online.


Store-bought shampoos contain chemicals and carcinogens such as ammonium laureth sulfate which can cause a variety of health problems. Make your own shampoos at home in order to reduce the risk of cancer and other health problems as well.


Those sweet-smelling commercial mothballs you buy at the store can keep moths away but may also trigger serious health problems. Most brands contain a lot of naphthalene, a carcinogen which has been linked to kidney and liver cancer as well as other health problems.

Antibacterial Soaps

Designed to destroy bacteria and keep your hands clean, not only do they not do a good job, antibacterial soaps are even dangerous for our health. Studies have found that most brands contain a chemical known as triclosan which can cause hormonal imbalance, early puberty and cancer, while also accelerating the growth of drug-resistant bacteria.

Antiperspirants And Deodorants

Most deodorant brands contain a cocktail of chemicals and carcinogens that can seriously harm your health and triple the risk of cancer.

Tick And Flea Products

The store-bought tick and flea products contain fipronil, a chemical that has been linked to nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, vomiting, irritation, anxiety and is a possible carcinogen.

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