10 Totally Normal Things That Are Killing You

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We are constantly surrounded by objects that could kill us. We probably use them every day, but having them in our house, around us, means that we’re regularly courting death. Here are 10 normal things that you didn’t know were killing you! We all want to live long and happy lives, so don’t die at the hands of something you can easily avoid.

1. Chili Peppers


Chili peppers are known for making things spicier, but the thing that makes them so spicy is a chemical called capsaicin, which can cause death if consumed in excess.

2. Nutmeg


Large doses of this spice can kill you. Since nutmeg is actually a hallucinogenic, ingesting too much of it can cause convulsions, seizures, and even death.

3. Rapeseed Oil


The oil produced by the rapeseed plant is extremely toxic. Aside from killing you, this oil can also cause you to go blind.

4. Air Freshener


Air fresheners are actually just chemical cocktails. They’re deadly when consumed, and they’re also extremely flammable.

5. Lilies


Easter lilies are poisonous to both humans and pets. If you decide to chow down on these flowers, there’s a good chance that you’ll experience flu-like symptoms. Those symptoms can eventually lead to death.

6. Mushrooms


The mushrooms that are growing in your backyard might not be as safe as you think. Over 100 species of mushrooms can kill humans. Instead of picking them from your property, stick to the grocery store.

7. Salmon


A great source of protein, salmon is a commonly eaten fish. But some farm-raised salmon contain toxins that are harmful to humans.

8. Nail Polish


Nail polish is yet another chemical cocktail that’s probably sitting in your house right now. Even brands that claim to avoid using chemicals are full of toxins, so please…just don’t put nail polish anywhere near your mouth.

9. Lipstick


Certain lipsticks contain lead. Ingestion of lipstick can lead to an array of medical complications, including death. Because of where these are applied, it’s probably best to do some research into lead-free options.

10. Chocolate


Have no fear, chocolate lovers! This is more for your pets. The darker the chocolate is, the more harmful it will be to your four-legged friends.