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World Environment Day 2018: 5 non-eco-friendly things at your office desk that are destroying your health every day

April 22 is Earth Day. How often do you buy products and think what impact will it have on the planet? Perhaps not always! But there are certain consumables that not just have ill-effects on your health but also harm the environment leading to problems on a larger scale. This Earth Day, we list five such products that do more harm than good.

We fail to realise that non-eco-friendly products we use are harmful to the human health too and by protecting our planet we are actually doing a favour to ourselves.

World Environment Day is celebrated on 6th of June every year to generate awareness about the environmental concerns our planet is facing. 'Concerns' actually is an understatement, we are going through a crisis which deals with many many concerns together, pollution just being one of them. For most of these concerns, we the homo sapiens are responsible. We humans should do something real soon to get over the environmental challenges. Unfortunately, we have inculcated all our wrongdoings in our daily lifestyle in such a way that makes it extremely difficult to get rid of. We fail to realise that non-eco-friendly products we use are harmful to the human health too and by protecting our planet we are actually doing a favour to ourselves. To find a solution to environmental pollution each one of really needs to look around and be the change we want to see in our environment. There are a lot of things we use in our workplace that non-eco-friendly as well as really bad for your overall health. Here are a few such things that you must immediately replace with recyclable or reusable things.

Office plastic bottle: No matter how big the brand name is or how expensive your water bottle is, if it is plastic, it is harming both the ecology and your health. STOP! Refilling and re-using that plastic bottles. Here s why

Water dispenser: Not exactly at your desk but your water dispenser is hardly cleaned and is probably the dirtiest item in your office both on the inside and outside. Is the drinking water in your office killing you? Read this.

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Air freshener cans/ deodorants: Air freshener and deodorant cans are really bad for the environment and even affects the ozone layer that protects earth from the harmful UV rays. The hidden dangers of using deodorants and antiperspirants!

Plastic tiffin boxes: Similar to the plastic bottles you must refrain from using plastic tiffin boxes to store your food especially hot food. Selecting a safe tiffin box: BPA-free plastic, tempered glass, organic cotton, stainless steel and insulated box

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