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20 Household Items You Should Throw Out Immediately

The Active Times Logo By Hristina Byrnes of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 21: <p>Unknown dangers are <strong><a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/fitness/your-first-time/things-doctors-refuse-have-their-homes">prowling in your home</a></strong>, and you are most likely not even aware of them. Unfortunately, you have no control over most of it – with few exceptions. You <strong><a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/adventure/n/11-ideal-destinations-eco-conscious-adventurers">don’t have to “go green”</a></strong> to protect your family from toxic chemicals hiding in cleaning products, kitchen sponges, cookware, mothballs, and even scented candles. Possible damage can result in infertility, cancer, emphysema, <strong><a href="http://www.theactivetimes.com/healthy-living/lifestyle-wellness/these-are-16-best-ways-keep-your-kidneys-healthy">kidney tissue damage</a></strong>, and birth defects, to name a few, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (<a href="http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/emes/public/docs/Health%20Effects%20of%20Chemical%20Exposure%20FS.pdf"><strong>ATSDR</strong></a>) says.</p>

20 Household Items You Should Throw Out Immediately

Unknown dangers are prowling in your home, and you are most likely not even aware of them. Unfortunately, you have no control over most of it – with few exceptions. You don’t have to “go green” to protect your family from toxic chemicals hiding in cleaning products, kitchen sponges, cookware, mothballs, and even scented candles. Possible damage can result in infertility, cancer, emphysema, kidney tissue damage, and birth defects, to name a few, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) says.

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