10 Everyday Things That Could Be Hazardous To Your Health

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Life has been said to be hard and unfair, in part because of the myriad of diseases and health problems that seem to be on the rise.

But sometimes, we are the ones making things unnecessarily hard for ourselves… from the way we live our life.

When it comes to our health there are some things we do on a regularly basis that put our health at risk, some of this things are done knowingly but ignorantly e.g failing to wash hands after handling money. while others are done unknowingly e.g Inhalation of carbon monoxide fumes etc. Here are 10 Everyday Things That Could Be Hazardous To Your Health!

1. Canned drinks

Canned drinks are lined with a controversial chemical called BPA, and while some experts still says that the chemical’s health effects are unclear, research on constant exposure of BPA has linked it to high blood pressure and heart rate issues.

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Aside from that, you can also contract leptospirosis -a life threatening disease transmitted via rat urine and faeces- from drinking directly from cans.

2. Softdrinks

One word, diabetes.

3. Pure water

The polythene bags used in making pure water nylons contain some cancerous materials that are harmful to the body. Exposure to extreme temperature (hot or cold) can cause the release of these cancerous materials into the water… which when consumed can be hazardous to your health.

4. Sleeping

Yes, even sleep can be hazardous to your health…

Studies have also shown that sleeping too much or not enough each night can increase the risk for diabetes, Obesity, Headaches, Back pain, high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, heart failute etc.

To avoid any of these hazardous health problems it is recommended you sleep atleast 8-10 hours a day.

5. Money


Studies have shown that Contagious diseases can be transmitted from one person to another person through money… (Considering the fact that as much as 100,000 germs can be found on a single currency note, this shouldn’t come as a surprise).

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Washing your hands after handling money can help prevent these bacteria’s from entering into your body.

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6. Carbon-monxide

Exposure to carbon-monoxide over long periods of time has been linked with increased risk of heart disease. Other hazardous health related problems that could arise as a result of inhaling this gas includes: headache, dizziness, vomiting, nausea and even death.

And this is a gas virtually all Nigerians are exposed to on a daily basis, from our generator sets, cars, industries etc.

7. Mosquitoes

The malaria carrying parasite can be said to be a household pest in Africa. We see it everyday, and more than 50% of Africans get bitten by it every night which is a very terrible thing…

I don’t think i need to start explaining how mosquito -malaria- can be hazardous to your health. You can do a quick google search if you don’t know.

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8. Electricity

Electric shock is responsible for not only hospitalizing thousands of people every year but also many deaths.
So my advice to you if you dont understand it, stay away from it.

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9. Sun

Some of the Harmful Effects of Sun exposure include premature skin aging, heat rashes, wrinkles, head aches, it could also lead to eye problems…

10. Sex

It might sound bizarre that such a pleasurable act could have side effects, but that is the painful truth, Some experts. Have identified the side effects of sex (too much of it) to include dehydration, lower back pain, bruises and soreness, injured nerves, strained muscles, increased body exhaustion, fracture and heart attack for those who have heart – related problems. So i guess the saying is true, too much of anything is not good…



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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