19 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health (“new findings that may improve your health”)

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Antibacterial soap is no more effective at killing bacteria than the regular stuff, and they may not be safe

1. Old plastic containers 

Go through your collection of food-storage containers and toss anything made of clear, rigid plastic, and stamped with a 7 or “pc” (stands for polycarbonate). “These are the types of containers that maycontain BPA,”

2. Air fresheners 

Though some companies have recently announced they’re phasing out phthalates, which are used to help fragrance linger longer, many air fresheners (solids, sprays, and plug-ins) still contain this type of chemical, which in large doses may have harmful effects on reproduction or development.

3. Antibacterial soap 

Antibacterial soap is no more effective at killing bacteria than the regular stuff—and they may not be safe, according to a 2014 FDA report. 

4. Your stash of diet soda

Researchers found a link between these sweeteners, altered gut microbes, glucose intolerance and metabolic syndrome (both precursors to Type 2 diabetes) in mice and humans.

5. Worn-out running shoes

When shoes wear down, they lose their cushioning and are less capable of absorbing the impact of your foot landing with each step, so more force is transmitted to muscles, bones, and tendons, putting you at risk for injuries, he explains.

6. Frayed toothbrush

Worn-out brushes are less effective at cleaning teeth and fighting off decay.

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