We have found some rather common seemingly harmless, everyday items which may pose a threat on our well being; whether this is concerns with our health or with our day-to-day quality of life.
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Monsanto Roundup Weed Killer
The most common weed-killer used globally, effective in ridding you of the weeds in your garden. Roundup has recently come under attention due to its ability to drastically increase your chances of developing cancer. Thousands of users of the product have found themselves developing a condition called non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
This is a form of cancer which starts in the white blood cells. Monsanto has already been forced to pay out millions in compensation for those who have fallen ill due to their product. We recommend any users of the killer weed-killer see a doctor immediately.
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If you have developed non-Hodgkin Lymphoma or any other health issues since your use of the weed-killer then seek legal aid, see this helpful info on roundup lawsuits. You may be owed money in compensation due to the unwarned dangers of Monsanto’s product.
If you are not a customer of Monsanto, then you may have been in exposure to its effects and should follow the same legal procedure once having seen a medical professional.
The symptoms related to non-Hodgkin Lymphoma are chills, weight-loss, fatigue, chest pain, enlarged lymph nodes, swollen abdomen, shortness of breath, frequent infections, changes in personality, and feeling full after eating small amounts of food.
Seems like a strange one, right? This keeps us hygienic and safe, right? Not quite. While yes, you are killing bacteria and thoroughly cleansing your hands while using antibacterial soap, you are also doing something much more harmful on a larger scale.
You are creating antibiotic-resistant bacteria. These bacteria are evolving to withstand our antibacterial soap, therefore making our medicines become irrelevant. Essentially we are making the bacteria stronger by using antibacterial soap; this can have dire consequences when we are unable to treat once minor illnesses due to the durability of this bacteria.
Some commonplace products threaten to have dire consequences on our lives
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has found that using regular soap is just as effective at keeping yourself clean and reducing bacteria on your food and person. Rather than create a much bigger issue for the future, we recommend you start or continue to use regular soap, so as to not doom us all!
Plastic Cutting Boards
Due to their weak nature, knives can often create divots and grooves in plastic cutting boards. If you use one of these to cut up raw chicken or raw beef, then you may be infesting these ‘caves’ which you have made in your board with harmful bacteria such as E-Coli and Salmonella.
The dangers of plastic cutting boards are real, and can be deadly
These harmful bacteria will remain present on the board for a long time and will stay within these crevasses once the board is ‘cleaned’. Meaning that the next time you wish to use your board, this harmful bacteria can attach itself to whatever it is, you may be chopping on the board.
We recommend you change to a glass or bamboo cutting board, not only does saying “I use a bamboo cutting board” sound really cool, it is much safer for you and helpful to the environment to produce less plastic.
What to do?
Do not always assume that what we are being sold is in our best interest; you must remember that companies need to sell as much of their product as possible. Any harmful details which they can push under the rug will be hidden. Try to stay more aware and educated about what you use, for your benefit.