Grandpa's Crew:

    10 Dangerous Everyday Things in Your Home

    Below, list one of the dangerous things in households from the article and briefly describe what makes it dangerous.

    10. Moth Balls

    9. Pesticides - chemicals in pesticides can be ingested, absorbed by skin, or inhaled...common sense would tell you that pesticides (susbstances meant to kill things) are not good for your health

    8.Household Item 8: Pressed Wood Products [examples: wood paneling, particle board, fiberboard and insulation] these products admit formaldehyde which can be dangerous, possibly setting off watery eyes, burning eyes and throat, difficulty breathing and asthma

    7.The glue and dyes used with carpeting are known to emit VOCs (volatile organic compounds), which can be harmful to one's health in high concentrations

    6.Laser printers - Studies from the National Institute of Public Health and the Queensland University of Technology found that laser printers can release harmful chemicals that are linked with heart and lung disease. The impact is greatest for those who work in an office and sit next to a printer.

    5.Lead Paint - Exposure to lead paint, even in low concentrations, affects the central nervous system, brain, blood cells and kidneys. When the paint is peeled away, harmful toxins are released. Professionals should be brought in to remove the paint safely.

    4. Pressed wood products-the resins used to hold the wood particles together are the largest source of indoor dangerous formaldehyhde

    3.Baby Bottles have a dangerous horrible-mone innhibitor that dangerously effects infants. Bottom line: Natural connections produce natural results - latch on kid!

    2. Flame Retardants – Found on a variety of consumer plastics, flame retardants can be inhaled through air and dust and can be ingested causing learning and memory problems, lowered sperm counts, and poor thyroid functioning.

    1.Cosmetic products - contain phthalates, or plasticizers that contain hormone-like chemicals that may cause reproductive developmental problems in infants and children. I think a good answer to this is to stop wearing deodorant. :)