We may often think, what equipment we use everyday healthy. Because in fact, there are a number of health hazards hidden behind some products. Antibacterial soap, when used constantly and regularly turns dangerous.
Here are five tools that we use but harmful to health:
Ever hear the term Luffa (Looffah)? The dry fiber golden many forms, ranging from the brush, flip-up sponge to scrub the body.
If before, maybe you know the Luffa useful to remove dead cells. But recently microbiologist at Cornell University Prof. Esther Angert, Ph.D. reveal, luffa can actually harm you.
Your skin scrub using Luffa can make bacteria trapped in all the nooks and crannies of the luffa fibrous matrix. Bathrooms are likely to damp and not much air circulation can also become a favorite breed bacteria.
2. Cotton bud
There are still many of us who clean the ear with a cotton bud. But it is a false assumption. Almost all the doctors say, this tool can make even the entry of dirt into the ear. In addition, these tools are prone to make injury.
Cleaning the ear using tools such as a cotton bud or sharp objects that could push the dirt went back into your ear canal and can cause blockages.
He added, earwax is produced by the sebaceous glands of the body that is useful to maintain the ear remains moist and clean of dead skin cells so it does not interfere with the eardrum. That is, the ear has been designed to remove dirt itself without the need to use a cotton swab (cotton bud).
3. Antibacterial Soap
Antibacterial soaps or triclosan that you consider to be fending off germs or bacteria, it can be detrimental to health.
Agency for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is still reviewing the safety of chemicals such as triclosan which experts say can disrupt hormone levels and trigger the growth of drug-resistant bacteria.
The experts even speculate, Triclosan exposure may lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. They are also advised to wash hands with plain soap as often as possible, rather than having to use antibacterial soap. If washing and scrubbing hands with plain soap properly for 20 seconds, is considered sufficient to keep it clean.
One hand, a battering these foods can help you. But on the other hand, if you are not really clean wash, then most of the germs are trapped under the blade will threaten your health.
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