Cancer is one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality all over the world. The best way to avoid having cancer is to prevent and use products that don’t contain toxins or chemicals with mutagenic effects. Most products we have at home are rich in compounds that are bad for your health.
In this article we present you 7 cancer linked products that are found in every home.
Cancer-Linked Product # 1. Shampoo
Most shampoos on the market have a lot of chemicals in their constitution like sodium lauryl sulfate, fragrances or perfume, parabens and synthetic colors. Lots of studies have found that parabens are strong carcinogens, found in about 99% of breast cancer tissues, so most cancer may have a linkage to the usage of products with these group of compounds. Fragrances may be related to cancer, birth defects, abortions, disorders in the nervous system and allergies. When buying a shampoo try to avoid the ones that have these compounds in their constitution.
Cancer-Linked Product # 2. Non-stick Cookware
Many people love non-stick cookware since they make cooking easy, although they prejudice your health. Non-stick cookware is coated with polytetrafluoroethylene (that you might already have heard about, the common name is Teflon). When heated to 450 degrees Fahrenheit (or 232 Celsius) for 2 to 5 minutes, this plastic releases toxins. When the coat breaks apart it also releases gases and toxic particles. Cast iron skillets are a healthier option.
Cancer-Linked Product # 3. Plastic Bottles
Plastic bottles are known for being bad for the environment since they take a lot of time to degrade and they are also bad for you. Plastic bottles have chemicals on them, specially BPA, that enter your organism every time you drink water. These compounds are linked to cancer, so you should look out for BPA free bottles or using glass ones.
Cancer-Linked Product # 4. Air Fresheners
These products are commonly used in houses and in cars. They contain a synthetic fragrance that is full of chemicals and toxins. The usually added “parfum” ingredient is bad for your health. In alternative you can use essential oils that can also be benefic for your health.
Cancer-Linked Product # 5. Household Cleaners
Everyone has them on their houses to make the shores easier but most of them are loaded with toxic chemical that are extremely dangerous, like ammonia (associated with kidney and liver damage), 2-BE (that has been related to reproductive problems) and coal tar dies (that causes cancer and nervous system damage). Try to look out for natural alternative to clean your home.
Cancer-Linked Product # 6. Toothpaste
It is important to keep a regular tooth and mouth hygiene to avoid infections. The problem is that most brands contain toxic substances that can cause enamel damage, stomach ailments and skin rashes. Fluoride is presented (and announced) is most toothpastes, but is a dangerous product, since long-term ingestion can cause health issues. Look for natural toothpastes.
Cancer-Linked Product # 7. Laundry Detergent
Most commercial detergents contain chemicals that get stuck in your clothes and sheets fibers that cause rashes, itchiness, dryness and sinus. They are absorbed to your organism when the clothes and the sheets touch your skin.