Cancer Prevention - environmental toxins and preventing cancer
This whole section is highly controversial.
We all know the dangers of asbestos. Mesothelioma lung cancer patients more than most.
We know that research shows Dioxins cause cancer. Yet you can find them in animals and fresh water fish.
The FDA in America has declared chemicals like Formaldehyde and Dichlorobenzene carcinogens. Yet, you can find them both in plentiful supply in your UK home. (See as safe as Houses).
Even drugs are not beyond increasing cancer risk. Especially when older people may take cocktails that have never been through research, let alone a clinical trial. Polypharmacy 0 illness due to taking a cocktail of prescription drugs is 28 per cent of total admissions at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, and is the number one cause of death in Florida.
What has this to do with preventing cancer?
How about chemicals that do not directly cause cancer? What about chemicals that increase the oestrogen levels in your body, or weaken your immune system?
What about Bisphenol A - in white linings of cans, plastic toys, baby´s feeding bottle? Banned in Canada, a known oestrogen mimic; a xenoestrogen.
Or Parabens, a common preservative.
Or phthalates released from the plasticisers used in plastic cups and bottles especially after the liquid contents became warm.
Or perfumed products - perfumes can contain any of about 150 ingredients, and they don´t have to be labelled. Some contain toluene (also in some nail polishes). It is a xenoestrogen and has been linked to brain tumopurs. There are other ingredients. One in the blood stream is DEHP which in pregnant mothers has been linked to higher rates of genital deformity in male offspring. Even testicular cancers in some cases.
Want to prevent cancer? Look into Pesticides. The UK Government didn´t mention them in its White Paper on cancer. But the EU has, talking abiout health risks and even cancer. Not surprising really. DDT and Lindane were linked to Four-fold increases in breast cancer in Israel before they were banned. Mind you, the Western Governments only banned their sale in the West. You can still find them on a vegetable from a third world countru in a green grocers near you.
50 per cent of cancers are your fault - you smoke, you are overweight, you go in the sun (actually that´s good for you!) and you eat a poor diet.
So what´s the other 50 per cent - and why isn´t it even mentioned on most of the big cancer charity web sites?
Cancer prevention? If you really want to prevent cancer you need to know the Truth - what factors have been shown in research to increase the risk of cancer, either directly, or indirectly. Understand these and you really will have a greater chance of preventing cancer - for yourself and your family.
There are lots of articles in the list on the left of your screen. Some are ´full features´ that have run in icon (Independent Cancer and Oncology News). Others are research pieces straight from our monthly research review Cancer Watch.
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