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Zero Gravity:Doctors believe that zero gravity causes the blood to flow improperly, which leads to pressure in the head that can permanently damage eyesight—and that’s just the start of the potential problems.
Too Much Water:Apparently, you really can drink too much water, and it can kill you. This ailment is referred to as water intoxication and can be very dangerous.
Teflon:Teflon has long been popular for its properties as a non-stick surface; however, it is not entirely safe. While scientists do not believe that Teflon causes cancer, it is still dangerous.
Sunscreen:While sunscreen is supposed to protect you from the dangers of the suns radiation, testing has continuously shown that most sunscreens have dangerous ingredients that make them not much better than the alternative, which is getting scorched by the sun.
Cheap Sunglasses:In fact, if you get a really good pair of sunglasses it will certainly be to your benefit. However, ophthalmologists have explained that if you get a cheap pair that doesn’t protect you from UVA and UVB, you might as well just not wear sunglasses altogether.
Eating Ice or Popcorn:Dentists state that especially if your teeth are not already at their strongest, you are taking big risks when chomping down on a piece of ice, or eating popcorn and risking biting down too hard on a kernel.
Alarm Clocks:A study in Japan found that it isn’t just the disruption of your natural circadian rhythms, but also that the very act of an alarm waking you up abruptly is bad for your heart. The researchers report that the way an alarm clock wakes you can raise your blood pressure and put you in a full alert situation that isn’t good for you.
Sitting: A recent study found that men who spent even as much as 23 hours a week just sitting were much more likely to succumb to some form of heart disease. The more time you spend inactive, the worse it is for your heart.
Showering:Apart from bad bacteria, your body has quite a few good bacteria that it needs as well. It also has natural oils, and the dryness caused by constant washing can lead to skin conditions like eczema. Unfortunately, constant applications of soap can remove natural oils and good bacteria along with the bad.
Rice:Just a couple years ago, Consumer Reports did a study to check for arsenic in food. They found that rice products especially contained high levels of inorganic arsenic, which is the more toxic variety, as well as organic arsenic.
Pressed Wood:Formaldehyde is a natural chemical, colorless and used in all sorts of different applications, from lipstick, to toothpaste and many other applications. Most notably it is in most pressed wood products, which are found in all sorts of things from cabinets, to mobile homes and many different furniture products.
Jogging:When it comes to jogging itself, it seems the real problem is that many who are jogging are doing so on hard surfaces like concrete that your body was not made to run on, which is very bad for your joints, especially your knees.
Moth Balls:It has been found that the ingredients in mothballs are quite dangerous, especially for babies and balls containing naphthalene have been banned by some countries. Mothballs contain some other toxic ingredients as well, all of them insecticides that should not be ingested or inhaled by humans in any way. If you so much as smell a mothball, you have already managed to ingest the ingredients.
Skim Milk:When the fat is removed, the vitamins are removed with it, synthetics are pumped back in but they are not nearly as good. To make matters worse, many of the manufacturers actually “fortify” their skim milk, using a powdered version of milk that can actually serve to oxidize the cholesterol contained in the milk.
Mowing the Lawn:Lawnmowers are a pretty bad offender when it comes to air pollution. See, most cars have catalytic converters to tone down the pollution problem, but in the United States the converters aren’t mandatory on lawnmowers.
Flip Flops:What podiatrists are most concerned about is the lack of support that flip flops provide your feet while you are walking. They don’t really do you much good in any structural sense. They don’t bend in the proper places, and some cheaper ones really don’t bend at all.
Computers:The way we sit and type is bad for our posture, the bright lights cause eye strain and the position of our hands on the keyboard can cause carpal tunnel.
Citric Acid:If you drink something with citric acid it still manages to attach itself to your enamel and begin the process of breaking down your teeth’s natural protection.
Backpack:Thousands of injuries are reported yearly due to the pain backpacks cause, and children are especially affected.