Surprising Cancer Causers

Surprising Cancer Causers

Cancer is the group of diseases, which is caused by DNA changes in the cells. There are many possible causes for cancer. Here we will see some of the every day things that cause cancer.

Candles

Candles, especially scented candles contain lead in the wick, which releases deadly toxin into the air when candles are burned. When the paraffin wax burns it releases fumes that contain carcinogens such as toluene, aldehydes, ketones and other fossil fuel components.

Birth Control Pills

Birth control pills increase the risk of cancer. They may cause breast cancer, cervix cancer or liver cancer. Birth controlling and not having children is also one of the risk factor for cause of cancer.

Air Fresheners

Air Fresheners contain chemicals that assault the olfactory receptors in the nostrils, rendering them incapable of recognizing other smells. They also contain harmful chemicals like Acetaldehyde, Benzaldehyde, 1,3-Dichloro-2-propanol, 1,4-Dichlorobenzene and Methyl pyrrolidone which contain cancer causing components.

Toothpaste

Most of the tartar control toothpastes contain saccharin which is carcinogenic a chemical causing certain types of cancer. Toothpaste also contain large amounts of fluoride, which may lead to bone cancer.

Hot Tea

Tea is an old tradition, which is now a days became very popular due to its health benefits. But drinking a hot tea increases the risk of cancer. According to the researchers drinking the piping hot tea may cause esophagal cancer.

Burnt Food

when the protein foods are burnt or browned, the amino acids converts to heterocyclic amines, which are highly carcinogenic. Cooking the food at high temperature and the grilled burnt food releases smoke, which contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, many of which are carcinogens.

Diesel Engine Fumes

Diesel Engine fumes has the higher risk of causing Lung cancer. According to many studies, greater exposure the diesel and fossil fumes increase the risk of lung cancer, as they contain several carcinogens.

Sunscreen

Almost everyone will use sunscreen to protect their skin from sun damage. But sunscreen may increase the risk of cancer. They contain zinc oxide that alters the DNA and promote cancer growth. It also contain Benzophenone-3 or oxybenzone, which is harmful.

So try to avoid these things in order to reduce the risk of cancer.