It’s true, there are everyday household items lurking through your house that can be potentially dangerous and defective – ones that you may not even think twice about. Knowing some of these objects, though, and their dangers can be very important for your health and safety, as they should likely be replaced with a safer option as soon as possible.
Yes, there are actually some baby bottles that can be hazardous to your child’s health. Now, this does not mean every baby bottle, but baby bottles made from polycarbonate plastics can be relatively hazardous. Unfortunately, these are some of the most common baby bottles on the marketplace right now. The reason for the hazard is because of a chemical known as bisphenol-A (BPA), which can interfere with the natural human hormones, as BPA’s structure is very similar to estrogen.
Air fresheners are ones that have gained some attention in recent years for their potential hazards. Besides ingesting them, they do have other dangers as well. Air fresheners and other cleaning solutions have been known to release toxic amounts of pollutants when released in a small area, meaning if you are cleaning in a confined space, they could actually be intoxicating you. The chance of injury may not be large, but doing this day after day could lead to some serious health problems.
Yes, even shampoo. Much like the baby bottles earlier, some shampoos contain a possible hormone-changer. This one is called phthalate, which is linked to reproductive and developmental problems in animals. These problems could very easily affect you or your pets.
Have you been injured or harmed by a product at your house? More specifically, have you or a loved one been harmed by a regular, everyday household product that did not warn you of any harm upfront? If so, it is important that you contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Berger & Lagnese today. We will do everything we can to fight for your rights, and to get you the compensation that you deserve. Contact our offices today for a consultation.
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