You Probably Use These Toxic Products Every Day, Here’s Why You Should Stop

In today’s world, it seems as if everyone is concerned about the toxic chemicals surrounding their everyday life. From the food we eat to the clothes we wear to the products we use, one would think we are highly conscious about our consumption and the chemicals that accompany it. However, there are many everyday products we use that are actually toxic.

Are you guilty of using a highly toxic product? Find out, ahead.

1. Your mattress

Young woman sleeping on her bed.

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Think your back is the only thing falling victim to your mattress? Think again. Many mattresses — especially some of the older ones — contain harmful chemicals called PBDEs. And overtime, these chemicals may start to leak, causing a disruption in hormones, memory function, reproductive ability, cancer, and more. Fortunately, certain PBDEs are banned in the U.S. — however, they may still linger in your home and accumulate in your body.