A new study published in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) journal, Environmental Health Perspectives, says that you can decrease your risk for breast cancer by staying away from some everyday chemicals- and because it found that animal tests can predict potential human breast carcinogens, this could be a big move towards comprehensive breast cancer prevention as it widens the list of breast cancer initiators. Since only about 10 percent of breast cancers are genetically-based, this is very important, with scientists confirming their belief that environment plays a pivotal role in the specific cancer’s onset.
The report found enough evidence for women to begin avoiding these everyday things in order to lower their breast cancer risk:
Burning food or heating cooking oils to the point that they’re smoking could elicit harmful carcinogens into both the air and your food.
This material may help insulate and lower your energy bills, but don’t eat or drink anything from this material- it was recently monikered a “reasonably anticipated human carcinogen.”
While more affordable flame-retardant-free couches are on their way to the market, they might not be easily accessible yet.
Stain-Resistant, Non-Stick Things
These have been linked to thyroid disease, obesity, and cancer because of the chemical floating on their surface.
Dangerous Dry-Cleaning Chemicals
Perchloroethylene dry cleaning is considered a “probable” human carcinogen with connections to liver, kidney, and nervous system damage- for your own safety, choose safer options.
Contaminants Floating in Unfiltered Drinking Water
Your own drinking water could be tainted with water disinfection byproducts and chemical farming chemicals.
Gas or Exhaust Fumes
Gasoline and chemicals made from combustion of benzene and butadiene are some of the greatest sources of mammary carcinogens in the common atmosphere.
Chemical-Filled Dust Bunnies
Many of the toxic chemicals on the report’s high-priority list end up in household dust particles, which sucks in tiny toxic compounds.
There are tons of reasons why you should quit smoking or simply stay away from secondhand smoke already- but there’s another, as the smoke carries cancer-causing materials like styrene, benzene, and 1,3-Butadiene, which are frequently seen in Styrofoam cups and tailpipe exhaust, too!
Many printers spit out aromatic amines, benzidine, and aniline dyes- all combustion products specifically linked to cancer.
Common Driveway Sealant
No longer legally used on roadways, coal tar sealants are actually still available for use on blacktop in parking lots and home driveways, which transform to dust particles quickly.
Heterocyclic amines and PAHs formed from grilling meat are both associated with cancer.
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