5 kinds of household items must be thrown right away
To maintain a healthy living room environment, in addition to frequent cleaning and maintaining hygiene, some things that should be thrown out must be thrown away in time. The latest article in 'American Association of Retired Persons' summarizes five items that should be thrown away or disposed of in a timely manner at home. A 3' or 7' plastic bottle at the bottom. Many people like to pile up plastic containers such as used beverage bottles at home and save up to a certain amount before selling them. Some people are accustomed to reusing certain types of plastic containers. However, this seemingly environmentally friendly approach may bury health risks. Some plastic containers with numbers 3 and 7 in the bottom triangle symbol usually contain the toxic substance bisphenol A (BPA). As the plastic ages, commonly used in microwave ovens, or is exposed to the sun, BPA is easily released and polluted. Food and the environment are harmful to health. Therefore, if you have plastic containers at home, you might as well dispose of the ones with 3 and 7 at the bottom, or put them in a cool and ventilated place, let alone reuse disposable plastic containers. Hazardous waste such as batteries and spray cans. Discarded spray cans, batteries, oil drums, antifreeze, various air freshener containers and paint buckets, etc., may release harmful substances such as formaldehyde and benzene. Keeping them at home will always threaten the health of family members. If these substances have not been used up, they must be sealed and placed on a ventilated balcony; if they have been used up, try to dispose of the containers in time instead of stacking them indoors for a long time, especially the bedrooms, living rooms, and study rooms where family members often stay. Wait for the room to avoid polluting the home environment. Expired cosmetics. Once the cosmetics (especially eye cosmetics) expire, harmful bacteria can easily grow. Once the products are found to be expired, not only can they not be used anymore, it is best to dispose of them in time and do not stack them in the dressing table or cosmetic bag. In particular, the storage period of mascara is the shortest, only 2-3 months, and lip gloss is 6 months. Pay attention to check whether it has expired. Deformed pillows. Pillows that have been used for more than 18 months may contain a lot of fungi, dead skin and dust mites. Continued use can easily induce or aggravate diseases such as allergies, asthma and sinusitis. It should be cleaned often, including the pillow core, and thoroughly cleaned and exposed to the sun. Pillows with severe deformation should be replaced in time. You can fold the pillow in half and squeeze the air. If you can’t bounce back after releasing it, it means that the pillow should be replaced with a new one. Used kitchen sponges and rags for two to three months. Kitchen sponge wipes should be changed frequently. Dr. Philip Tieno, a microbiologist at New York University in the United States, said that in most American households, sponges and wipes in the kitchen carry the largest amount of bacteria. In order to reduce pollution, put sponges and rags into the container every day, add a little water, put them in the microwave oven, and sterilize them at high temperature for one minute. After two or three months of use, it should be replaced in time.