Things we’re used to aren’t always as simple as they seem. Some of them are harmful, and others may be downright dangerous. cool stuff, cool stuff, cool stuff
We made a list of 11 ordinary things we do that can cause damage to our health, with us none the wiser. Take care!
1. Crossing your legs
The first to speak about the harm caused by crossing your legs in was a food complement manufacturing company in 1999. They even launched a large-scale campaign in the US called The Great Cross-Out, which wasn’t just an ad trick: numerous studies confirm that sitting with your legs crossed (on a chair or on the floor) results in hypertension, varicose veins, and nerve damage.
2. Feeding birds cool stuff, cool stuff, cool stuff
Feeding pigeons is one of the favorite outdoor activities parents like to do with their kids. Unfortunately, it’s not only fun, but also dangerous. The chances of a city bird carrying a contagious disease are more than 50%. Pigeons carry ornithosis, colibacillosis, histoplasmosis, salmonellosis, tuberculosis, listeriosis, rabbit fever, Newcastle disease, toxoplasmosis… Are you sure you want to know the full list?
3. Wearing poor quality sunglasses
In their striving to save money, manufacturers use cheap plastic that doesn’t protect your eyes from UV, which, in bright sunlight, can lead to retinal burn. The shading makes your pupils dilate and receive a double dose of ultraviolet, which is even more harmful than not wearing sunglasses at all. Excess UV may cause cataracts, damage your eyes, or even result in cancer. cool stuff, cool stuff, cool stuff