8 Things We Keep Doing Every Day Without Realizing How Dangerous They Are

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Humans have a sense that helps them predict when they will be in danger. However, not all situations can be predicted, especially with things we do every day that we believe are harmless, like being on our phone all the time, for example.

1. Drinking out of plastic bottles

Microplastics can be found in a large number of plastic bottles. These microplastics are threatening to human health. These components found in plastic bottles can decrease fertility, increase body fat, have a negative impact on the nervous and immune systems, affect male genital development, encourage childhood obesity, and increase the chances of developing cardiovascular disease. These bottles are even more harmful to children.

2. Using dry cleaned clothes

Dry cleaning is a chemical process. A lot of dangerous chemicals are used when dry cleaning clothes and some can stick to the fabric. When inhaling these chemicals, there’s a chance you could get respiratory and eye irritations, headaches, dizziness, and vision problems.

3. Holding sneezes

You should never hold a sneeze. If you hold it, there’s a chance you could rupture your eardrum with the air that sneezing sends to your ears. Controlling your sneezes may also cause your blood vessels in your eyes, nose, and eardrums to squeeze and burst.

4. Popping pimples

First of all, popping pimples can make them worse and even cause scars so it’s not really helpful. There’s an area of the face known as the “triangle of death” which has a direct link to the brain and if you cause an infection there by trying to squeeze out pimples, it could easily reach the nervous system and cause complications with vision, paralysis, meningitis and in the worst cases, death.

5. Using cosmetics with synthetic components

It’s important to know if the makeup you’re using contains synthetic components that can be very harmful to you. These components can be accumulated in your body over time and cause skin irritation and even cancer.

6. Not changing your pillow

Every night while you sleep, your pillow absorbs skin, hair, and body oil. This can attract dust mites to grow in your pillow which can cause really bad allergies.

7. Plucking nose hairs

Plucking the hairs from your nose can cause irritation and inflammation of the skin. If you remove the hairs, you will also make your immune system weaker and it can possibly lead to meningitis and other brain infections.

8. Eating pre-packaged meals

Pre-packaged food has far less nutrition than fresh food. A lot of these ready-to-go products produce carcinogens because they’re cooked at high temperatures. These meals also tend to have substances that can increase your risk of getting diabetes.

Do you do all these things regularly? Are you planning on stopping sometime soon?

Please note: This article was updated in February 2023 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.

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The wrist tip to stop fighting against your pimples sounds very useful! I'll try it

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Oh my God, I didn't know how dangerous holding you sneeze can be! Never doing it again!

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I can't hold a sneeze even if i tried.. how do people do it?

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Now I can finally tell my girlfriend to stop popping my damn pimples! IT HURTS :(

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