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3 products which we should boycott from our daily life

 

Amritesh Singh Thakur

(Pharma student)

India was primary known for its traditional and Ayurvedic solutions for personal, hygienic and environmental health but the complicated technique of traditional and Ayurvedic method and due to excessive westernization, most people jumped to use convenient solution for many things. But Is switching to convenient solution at the cost of health is smart thing to do?

You will be surprised to know that many products which you use daily is silently killing you and your family.

In this article I will deal with some daily use product which we have to avoid from our day to day life, for the well being of personal and environmental health. From this article I will try to acknowledge the dangerous effects of this product and mention some healthier alternatives too.

1) Aluminium foil

Today most of the womens and restaurants use aluminium foil to pack food. Aluminum foil helps to keep the food hot for longer duration. But many of us don’t know that, aluminium is most hazardous metal known to mankind with respect to food. As it is more convenient so it is widely used.

When food is hot and wrapped in foil, then the aluminium content leeches into the food and when we eat this aluminium leeched food, it get deposited in our body. Aluminum is a thyrotoxic metal and many researchers claims that upsurge of thyroid cases is mainly due to aluminum deposition.

Moreover aluminum eats up zinc in our body and make it zinc deficient.zinc is a trace mineral and responsible for the production of testosterone in male, due to which slow muscle growth and sexual impairment is observed .

Aluminum deposition also cause serious complications in brain , heart and bones

Healthier alternative – use a muslin cloth instead of aluminum foil to wrap food, because it does not leech any chemicals in food and ensure proper hormonal balance and optimum bone density.

2) Talcum powder.

Talcum powder is made from talc, a mineral made up mainly of the elements like magnesium,  silicon and oxygen. As a powder, it absorbs moisture well and helps to keep skin dry and prevent rashes.

Talcum powder is widely used as cosmetic product such as baby powder, adult body and facial powder.

Talc contain asbestos, a substance known to cause cancer in and around the lungs when inhaled and the particle of talk is so tiny ( size 0.399 micrometre) that it tends to penetrate the lungs and irritate it.

Cannada national public health agency after a series of research claims that talcum powder is dangerous to health and cause ovarian cancer when applied to private parts. Use dust free and asbestos free talcum powders as healthier alternative.

3) Hand sanitizer

Hand sanitizer is a product which is made up of good intentions. However, the way it is used in day to day life is alarming. Hand sanitizer is made for those rare situation when you don’t have access to water, not for casual use. But due to westernization and various advertisements, people now a day use it daily. Hand sanitizer is a alcoholic preparation and it kills even the useful bacteria in our skin too which make our skin extremely dry.

Please try to skip sanitizer when you have access to water.

Thank you for reading this article.

 

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