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The 5 Worst Cancer-causing Products That You Have At Home

Cancer is the disease of the 21st century. It may be due to external or internal factors. Our environment and the products we use have a...

The 5 Worst Cancer-causing Products That You Have At Home

Cancer is the disease of the 21st century. It may be due to external or internal factors. Our environment and the products we use have a great impact on our health and can cause us various diseases, such as obesity, cancer and hypertension. Here are the five worst cancer-causing products that we all have at home.

With more than 595,690 deaths, cancer has become the leading cause of death in united states, outstripping cardiovascular disease. But according to a study by Professor Serge Hercberg, Director of the National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk of contracting it from 20 to 50 %.

Here is a list of five carcinogens you probably use everyday

1 - The Ajax cleaning product: 

This is probably one of the best-selling products in the markets for its cleaning power. In 1994, it was classified and proved to be a carcinogen by the MSDS Safety Data Sheet.

This product contains a substance known as Crystalline Silica, which is not included in the list of ingredients (Be careful!). This substance has been classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a Group 1 carcinogen. Prolonged exposure to crystalline silica may increase the risk of contracting silicosis, chronic bronchitis and bronchopulmonary cancer.

2 - Crest Toothpaste:
For a good oral hygiene, a brush and toothpaste are essential. The toothpaste used so much to get rid of bacteria, causes us today serious diseases and increases the risk of development of cancer especially if it is Crest toothpaste. It contains two products classified as carcinogenic:

Glossy Blue FCF (E 133): It is an artificial petrochemical compound used primarily for the production of beverages and confectionery but is also found in many pharmaceutical products. This product injected into rats caused cancer and may also be the cause of some allergic reactions and hyperactivity.

Saccharin (E 954): This is the oldest artificial sweetener. In the 1970s, several studies linked saccharin to the development of bladder cancer in rats.

3 - Cover Girl Foundation:

Toxic substances are not uncommon in cosmetics. These products are more and more numerous and we use them every day for their miraculous effects. Make-up foundation, lipstick, nail polish and many other cosmetic products contain chemicals sometimes very dangerous to our health. The Cover Girl foundation alone contains three toxic substances:

Butylated hydroxyanisole BHA (E 320):
It is a food additive made from 4-methoxyphenol and isobutylene hydrocarbon derivatives. It is listed as a carcinogen by IARC and studies of rats and hamsters have shown that BHA causes stomach and liver cancer as well as lesions in the thyroid gland.

Triethanolamine: or more commonly known as TEA, is a tertiary amine used in the formulation of several types of cosmetics. In the presence of nitrites, amines give rise to nitrosamines, which have been classified as carcinogens by IARC.

Lanolin (E 913): This is a natural wax extracted from sheep's wool fat. It is widely used in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products and as a base for chewing gums. According to a study published in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, lanolin contains pesticides and DDT (insecticide). Both products are banned in several countries for their carcinogenic effect.

4 - Talc Johnson Baby Powder:

We have all used these talc-based products that make the skin soft and smooth but without knowing that they are extremely dangerous to our health. Talc is a major component in baby powders, powdered medicines, deodorants and soaps. According to a study published in the New York Times, Johnson's baby powder, containing mainly talc, increases the risk of ovarian and lung cancer.

5 - Hair colorations Clairol Nice'n Easy:

Whether it is for the pleasure of changing the look or for masking white hair, women are using more and more coloring products. These can be responsible for several allergies and diseases. Among the substances highlighted in the Clairol Nice'n Easy coloration are:

Diethanolamine (DEA): A chemical compound widely used in cosmetics to make them creamy and sparkling. DEA can react with nitrites to form nitrosamines (listed as carcinogenic by IARC). AED can cause liver cancer and precancerous skin changes as well as thyroid disorders.

Paraphenylenediamine (PPD): It is a colorless aromatic amine used as a primary base in permanent coloring products. This ingredient is primarily responsible for contact dermatitis and several allergies and skin conditions.