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15 things in your home that can cause cancer

Your couch, your fridge - even your nice countertops could be hiding cancer-causing substances.

15 things in your home that can cause cancer

Here’s what you can do about having potential cancer-causing substances in your home, according to top toxicology experts.

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1. Your big, comfy couch
1. Your big, comfy couch
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Your couch, your fridge - even your nice countertops could be hiding cancer-causing substances. Here’s what you can do about having potential cancer-causing substances in your home, according to top toxicology experts.

Your favourite sofa could be killing you, and not just because it lures you away from activity: Many sofas, mattresses, and other cushioned furniture are treated with TDCIPP, a flame retardant known to cause cancer (i.e., a carcinogen).

TDCIPP was used so frequently prior to 2013 that a study out of US-based Duke University found it in the blood of everyone they tested.

It’s also one of ten chemicals most frequently found in household dust, according to this study.

Products used to clean furniture, carpets, and appliances are full of toxic chemicals that are known carcinogens. Try these alternative cleaning solutions to keep your home chemical-free.

 
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