There are dozens of research projects and studies about cancers because we all want to take charge of cancers at all aspects in order to prevent it.
We all hold fears for cancers as we have been educated that most of the cancers are incurable, and they lead to death in the end.
Can cancer be prevented? Dozens of research have shown that the cause of cancer lies in our genes, environment and many other aspects of our lives, many of which we can control.
Surprisingly, there are many everyday things and habits that increase the chance of getting cancer, including what we eat and drink daily, and things we use every day to enhance our life quality.
Let’s take a look at those hidden cancer causers that have penetrated into every aspect of our life.
1. Air Fresheners
We can’t deny how much chemicals have improved our life. Thanks to chemicals, we are able to keep mosquitos away, stop moths from eating our clothing and make our houses and cars instantly smell like beautiful flowers.
However, research has shown that air freshener is one of the most common and used thing that increases of chance of cancer. It contains some of the carcinogenic chemicals including Acetaldehyde, Benz-aldehyde and 1, 3-Dichloro-2-propanol.
A way out of this is to allow more ventilation whenever you can, and avoid leaving strong-smelled substances at homes or in cars, in order to decrease the usage of air fresheners.
Are you used to drinking a cup of coffee before work every day, or even more? Personally, I am. Most people drink it on a daily basis for its awakening effect, however, this effect performs differently on individuals. It was also shown that caffeine can help you prevent your risk of cancer, but it is not completely effective.
There is research that shows caffeine has been linked to both increase and decrease in growth of cancerous cells. The kind of effect it may have on our cells depends on its concentration, the type of cells it targets and whether it is used with other carcinogenic substances like alcohol.
If you decide to cut down your caffeine intake but also like to stay awake, try to get more quality-sleep and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
We have all heard that a moderate amount of beer is good for our health, but now it has been stated that alcohol increase your risk of cancer. Alcohol is responsible for over 50,000 deaths due to cancer nowadays. The results published in the American Journal of Public Health (April 2013) shows that even a drink or two a day can increase the risk of cancers of esophagus, colon, rectum and breast.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material that has been a popular building material since the 1950s. High exposure to asbestos overtime is one of the causes for lung cancer. If your house was built before 1975, it is most likely that your house contains asbestos.
There are too many processed and synthetic things in our life that we find very hard to completely avoid using, even though they may have negative impacts on our health. However, living a healthy and lifestyle is the most effective way to prevent the risk of cancer.