Surprising Hidden Hazards in Our Homes
There is a multitude of hidden hazards in our home, and some affect us in surprising ways!
Have you got thrush/thrush-like symptoms or other irritation in >that< area?
Discover what the environmental cause could be, so that you can take simple action today.
**Women you need to watch this video**
So often women talk about irritation, itchiness and swollen skin in their “private parts” and then self-diagnose it as thrush.
They go on to purchase over-the-counter thrush treatments.
This is because in the majority cases that I have worked with, it wasn’t thrush at all. It was a localised inflammation.
Watch the video below to find out what was the cause in these instances. You’d be surprised!
Alternatives to these Hidden Hazards
I did this live video on social media and it sparked a LOT of discussion on alternatives; so here recommendations from that conversation:
Sanitary Protection Alternatives:
Toilet Paper Alternatives:
- Bamboo/Sugarcane (not trees): Who Gives a Crap, Pure Planet
- Trees: unscented varieties in supermarkets, etc
A Bit About Fragrances
Fragrances are labelled on items as perfume, fragrance or parfum. It is all the same thing.
But what goes into making the fragrances is impossible, in most cases, to find out.
That is because of trade secrecy laws. The formula for a fragrance is a closely guarded secret for most companies.
What we know…
Fragrances are made from sometimes 100s of chemicals.
The International Fragrance Association published a list of ingredients that are commonly used in their industry to provide some level of transparency. When that list was published, I randomly selected a few for further research.
What I found was that many were skin and lung irritants and some were suspected or known carcinogens.
What concerns me most with fragrances is that the effects discussed are when one single ingredient is used. It does not look at what happens when they are used together (this is known as the synergistic effect).
From the little research that has been done that examines the synergistic effect, it was discovered that the results were unexpected. They weren’t the sum of the ingredients, they were different.
To clarify, this means that if ingredient A (a skin irritant) and it is mixed with ingredient B (a lung irritant) that when combined they didn’t just irritate the skin and lungs. There were other effects as well.