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From Cosmetics to Cans, When to Throw Stuff Out

Posted By Candy Sagon On April 23, 2013 @ 7:00 am In Health Talk | Comments Disabled

[1]Do you have canned food that dates from the Reagan years? When was the last time you replaced your mascara? Or your contact lens case [2]?  Are you storing leftovers in Tupperware that’s older than a kindergartner? Do you know where to take those old cans of paint in your garage?

These are just some of the potential health hazards we detail in our slide show “9 Nasty Things to Throw Away Today.” [3]

Find out why old plastic containers [4] (including Tupperware [5] made before 2010) should be tossed; why eye makeup [6] needs to be replaced every three to six months; and why the government warns that while most canned vegetables can be kept for two to five years, high-acid canned tomatoes and fruit is safe for only 18 months.

Happy spring cleaning!

Photo: Collin Anderson [7] /flickr


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[1] Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/3091181372_c186ba2d55_m1.jpg

[2] contact lens case: http://blog.aarp.org/2011/12/14/eye-popping-hardly-anyone-cleans-contact-lenses-correctly/?intcmp=AE-BLIL-BL

[3] “9 Nasty Things to Throw Away Today.”: http://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-04-2013/9-nasty-things-to-throw-away-photos.html?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG

[4] plastic containers: http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/around-the-globe/info-07-2010/water_bottle_chemical.html?intcmp=AE-BLIL-DOTORG

[5] Tupperware: http://order.tupperware.com/coe/app/home

[6] eye makeup: http://www.everydayhealth.com/womens-health-pictures/when-its-time-to-toss-your-beauty-products.aspx#/slide-2

[7] Collin Anderson: http://www.flickr.com/photos/collinanderson/

[8] Return of the Tourniquet: A Lifesaver in Boston: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/04/19/return-of-the-tourniquet-a-lifesaver-in-boston/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL

[9] 5 Chemicals You Shouldn’t Have in Your House: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/04/15/5-chemicals-you-shouldnt-have-in-your-house/?intcmp=AE-ENDART2-BL-BOS

[10] Join AARP: https://appsec.aarp.org/MSS/join/application?intcmp=AE-ENDART3-BL-MEM

[11] AARP home page: http://www.aarp.org/?intcmp=AE-ENDART3-BL-HP

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