As experts continue to work towards finding definite causes and a cure for cancer, it’s important to know about some substances that could possibly cause this disease.
Here are 10 important ones.
1. Talcum powder
Some of them contain an ingredient known as ‘talc’, which is carcinogenic, making it a risk factor for ovarian and lung cancer.
They may contain crystalline silica, which can be harmful. Keep in mind that since 1993, several manufacturers have promised to reduce the silica levels in their products.
3. Lawn weed killer
Cancer-causing ingredients found in some brands include sodium 2 4-dichlorophenoxyacetate, which has been linked to lymphoma and soft tissue sarcoma.
4. Makeup foundation
Some brands contain toxic carcinogens, like BHA and talc.
FD&C Blue and saccharin, which are found in some toothpaste brands, can be dangerous.
6. Hair conditioner
Watch out for ingredients like formaldehyde and FD&C RED #4.
7. Tick collars
Avoid those that contain propoxur.
Some contain orthophenylphenol, which is a carcinogen.
9. Whole milk
Some toxic ingredients include DDT, dieldrin, heptachlor, and hexachlorobenzene.
10. Hair dye
Those with cancer-causing ingredients, such as quaternium-15 and diethanolamine, should be avoided.
Keep in mind that not all these dangerous ingredients may have been labeled on the product, so you might have to do your own research.