According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and one in every five deaths in the country is due to cancer. Sounds about right when you consider how many of us have been personally touched by cancer, whether as a result of a personal diagnosis or knowing someone with one. Avoiding cancer almost seems impossible.
However, a quick internet search for ways to avoid cancer will turn up simple suggestions like not smoking or using other tobacco products, maintaining a healthy weight, limiting alcohol intake, eating lots of fruits and green, leafy vegetables, and exercising most days of the week. Easy enough, right?
Delve deeper and you may be surprised to learn that following the above suggestions still may not keep you safe. After all, cancer-causing chemicals are used in the manufacture of countless products that have little to do with those suggestions. Several of those chemicals can probably be found in your very own household. They’re there because companies cut corners, using less expensive ingredients to save a buck at the expense of the consumers buying their products. Plus, there’s not currently any government regulations in place to stop companies from incorporating harmful ingredients into their products.
So how can we take charge of our health when greedy manufacturers seem to be in collusion with the government, taking advantage of legal loopholes to maintain the status quo?
Start with those suggestions above and then take it further. Read your product labels and swap out any toxic products in your home for non toxic ones. To help you get started, here’s a handy list of ingredients to avoid.
No need to become overwhelmed. Just choose one part of your daily routine — skin care, hair care, toothbrushing, washing laundry or dishes, etc. — and start making small changes. Every little bit helps to reduce your exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.
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