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Dangerous Ingredients Found In Everyday Products
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  • What It’s Used In: Bronzing, Pyrotechnics, Preserving Wood, Etc.
  • Problems Caused: Cancer, Lung Disease, Heart Disease

Arsenic is one of the most dangerous ingredients one could ever hope to add to something. It has been used in bronzing, pyrotechnics, and the development of specialized glass. On top of preserving wood. However, the U.S. FDA calls it a known carcinogenic as it can cause skin, bladder, and lung cancer. Along with heart disease. This has made it a popular item to poison people with.

Dangerous Ingredients Found In Everyday Products
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  • What It’s Used In: Ammunition, Weights, Car Batteries, Etc.
  • Problems Caused: Brain and Kidney Damage

While lead is somewhat naturally occurring, it is one of the most toxic things humans ever used. Today, we still use it for radiation protection, ammunition, car batteries, weights, and storing corrosive liquids. Yet history shows us that lead poisons the human body. It does this by absorbing calcium, harming blood cells. This will then rework our bodies, thus damaging our nerves, blood vessels, and bones. Leading to brain and kidney damage.

Where do we find this stuff? Here are our sources:

United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Center For Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)

National Institutes Of Health (NIH)

American Cancer Society

Queensland Government Health

Cleveland Clinic

Mayo Clinic

Oxford Journal of Neuropathy & Experimental Neurology

Harvard University

Stanford University

Scientific American Magazine

National Geographic

Connecticut General Assembly

Environmental Working Group

National Collaborating Centre For Environmental Health


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