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10 Household Items That Can Become Dangerous Once They Go Bad

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For most household items it’s quite simple when referring to expiration dates. However, other household staples, including certain foods, seem like they will last forever—and SURPRISE—they definitely won’t.

Here’s a list of household items that go bad and could become dangerous to your health.

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1. Toothbrushes

It’s true, toothbrushes don’t have an expiration date, but they should be replace every now and then, according to Shahrooz Yazdani, DDS, of Yazdani Family Dentistry.

“Changing your toothbrush every four months or so is important, particularly if you’ve had a cold in that span, because minuscule germs will have developed on the bristles of your brush,” says Yazdani. “If you re-use that brush, you risk being reinfected.”

Even if you haven’t been sick, Yazdani says it’s still really important to replace your toothbrush with a new one because germs and bacteria build up on its bristles regardless, making you way more susceptible to colds and infections. Yazdani also notes that electric toothbrushes can be a great option.

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3 thoughts on “10 Household Items That Can Become Dangerous Once They Go Bad”

  1. I change my family’s and my toothbrushes every 6 months, and more often if someone gets sick or has a sore throat. This has been done for many years since a dentist friend of mine suggested I change toothbrushes every 6 months.

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