41 Ways We’re All Collectively Treating Our Bodies Like a Fetid Pile of Garbage

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41 Ways We’re All Collectively Treating Our Bodies Like a Fetid Pile of Garbage

Wow, even the stuff you think is healthy is actually voiding your warranty.

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BACTERIA, MOLD, AND YEAST LOVE SODA JUST AS MUCH AS YOU DO. Bacteria, mold, and yeast were found on 20 different soda cans purchased from stores and vending machines across North Texas. The highest number of germs was found on store shelves and in gas station vending machines. CRACKED

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WE LIKE TO LIVE DANGEROUSLY BY EATING FOOD OFF THE FLOOR. The five-second rule is a myth. Cross contamination from surfaces like tile, wood, and stainless steel happen in less than one second, according to research. If you're not sure whether it's safe to eat something that's fallen on the floor, just throw it out. CRACKED

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THE AIR IN YOUR OFFICE COULD BE UP TO 100 TIMES DIRTIER THAN THE AIR OUTSIDE. It's called Sick Building Syndrome, and is a result of the energy crisis of the 1970s. Instead of letting in outside air, buildings now recirculate air. That recirculated air can contain everything from black mold to carbon monoxide. CRACKED.COM http://www. businessweek com/2000/00_23/b3684001.htm

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SLEEPING IN A BRA IS TERRIBLE FOR YOUR HEALTH. Women who wear bras while sleeping have lower salivary melatonin levels, because of the increased pressure on their skin. It messes up their sleep, makes them sick, and interferes with their periods. CRACKED.COM http://nformahealthcare com/doi/abs/10 1081/CBI-100102114

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ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS TRICK YOUR BODY INTO GAINING WEIGHT. A study on rodents showed that those who were fed saccharin actually gained more weight than rodents who were fed sucrose. CRACKED.COM http://blog fooducate com//2010/01/03/three-reasons-to-rethink-that-diet-coke-youre-about-to-drink/

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ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP SPAWNS SUPERBUGS. Widespread use of antibacterial agents in soap leads to the evolution of drug-resistant superbugs, such as streptococcus pneumonia and strains of E. coli. These bugs have evolved to resist antibiotics, so they're insanely hard to treat. GRACKED.COM http://abcnews go.com/Health/story?id=117985

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POSITIVE THINKING CAN MAKE YOU MORE DEPRESSED, AND MORE LIKELY TO COMMIT SUICIDE. Studies show that people with high self-esteem felt marginally better when practicing positive thinking, but those with low self-esteem felt worse. Listing negative things about themselves actually made them feel better. CRACKED.COM www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wired-success/201210/why-dont-my-positive-affirmations-work

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YOUR LASER PRINTER COULD BE RUINING YOUR LUNGS. 40 percent of laser printers emit clouds of toner which, when breathed, are as toxic as cigarette smoke. Excessive exposure to toner can lead to siderosilicosis, a common disease in coal miners. CRACKED.COM http://content.time.com/time/health/article/0 8599, 1650602,00.html

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SKINNY JEANS CAN CAUSE NERVE DAMAGE. Wearing tight pants That's numbness of like skinny jeans can the leg, stinging pain, oversensitivity compress the lateral femoral cutaneous to heat, and, in nerve, causing a some cases, serious condition atrophied leg called meralgia tissue. paraesthetica. GRACKED.COM www.nbcnews com/id/30870617/n5/health-behavior/t/skinny-jeans-give-thigh-nerve-painful-pinch/

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PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO BRIGHT LIGHTS CAN MAKE YOU SICK. The use of fluorescent lights and/or over-illumination can cause health concerns including headache, fatigue, stress, anxiety, cardiovascular disease and, wait for it, erectile dysfunction. CRACKED.COM http://www.healthfitnessportal.com/ealth-effects-about-over-illumination.html

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DAILY SHOWERING MAKES YOU MORE LIKELY TO GET SICK. Constant showering and bathing strip off the skin's horny layer and leave us more susceptible to disease. It also doesn't kill off micro-organisms, although it will move them around. Studies have shown there's no difference in the number of micro-organisms on a person's body, whether they bathe frequently or hardly ever. GRACKED.COM http://healt howstuffworks com/skin-care/daily/tips/daily-shower-skin1 htm

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