Dr Oz did a segment called Fatal Cleaning Mistakes, which he followed up with a game called Toxic Toss Out to teach us what common household items we should remove from our homes. These are the three things that Doctor Oz wants out of your house so that you are not exposed to extra toxins.
Toxic Item #1: Old Polyurethane Pillows
Dr Oz said that polyurethane pillows made before 2005 contain the highest levels of chemicals used in flame retardants of anything in your bedroom. Instead, use a polyester blend pillow or a feather pillow.
Toxic Item #2: Moth Balls
Dr Oz says that moth balls being kept in your closet actually release pesticides that can cause Lung Cancer and are also linked to Cataracts and Liver Problems. Dr Oz said you can hang herb sachets in your closet to get rid of moths, or try cedar chips. To protect wool clothes from moths, try storing them in an airtight container.
Toxic Item #3: Plastic Wrap
Dr Oz said that many people put plastic wrap over their food before microwaving it, but if the plastic wrap touches your food while it is heating, it can be toxic for you. The plastic wrap can literally melt into your food so that you consume chemicals. Dr Oz said that 97% of us have chemicals in our bodies. Instead of covering your food with plastic wrap when you are microwaving it, cover your food with parchment paper or paper towels (neither of which will burn or catch on fire in the microwave according to Dr Oz).
And the winner of Dr Oz’s Toxic Toss Out was a lovely lady named Doris!