Beauty products and their risks of breast cancer
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One of the causes of Breast Cancer is toxins. Accumulated toxins in the body, especially breast tissues can lead to malignancies and uncontrolled growth of cells.

The best way to prevent and even cure breast cancer is to know the chemicals you should avoid, the products that contain them, and even their second names.

In natural medicine, detox is one of the procedures carried out in the treatment of cancer. So, you can’t be cleaning your body and be putting the same chemicals back into it.

This futile work will waste time, energy, and money and it will also slow or hinder the healing you desperately want. Note that this is not only for breast cancer but also for other types of cancer.

The Present Toxic Level Of People

Richard Wiles, the senior vice president of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) said that there are more chemicals in the human body than we can imagine.

Their ongoing EWG monitoring project which regularly tests the blood, urine, cord blood, and breast milk from more than 72 adults so far has identified 455 chemicals that shouldn’t be in the human body.

This should be a huge cause of concern but many are not aware of this because the mainstream media did not tell them to panic. This project also found out that an average adult is exposed to 126 chemicals each day just from their care products alone.

You may come in contact with a carcinogen every day. The doses might be little, but a daily dose of these chemicals accumulates and put you at risk of cancer.

Below are some of the products you should avoid if you have cancer or you want to prevent cancer.

List of Toxic Products to Avoid When Preventing or Treating Breast Cancer

Beauty Products to Beware Of

Hair dye: There are close to 5,000 chemicals in hair dye and most of them are carcinogenic.

Hair straightening products: This includes hair relaxers and some “natural hair softening or smoothing products”. They contain a lot of dangerous chemicals, two notable ones are phthalates and formaldehyde.

These are two strong carcinogens endocrine disruptors. Phthalates are responsible for causing fibroids in black women and it can be labeled as “fragrance” even on natural products.

Women working in beauty salons who are exposed to these chemicals daily have high risks of cancer or fibroid.

Body care products:

Gone are those days that what you don’t know won’t hurt you. Now, what you don’t know can even kill you. There are lots of carcinogens in most body and hair care products used.

Harmful chemicals you should check for on labels are:

  • 1,4-dioxane
  • PEG
  • Names ending with –oxynol and –eth
  • Polyoxyethylene
  • All names starting with “Prop”
  • Polyethylene glycol
  • Polyethylene
  • Parabens
  • Phthalates
  • Fragrance (this is used to cover up the odor of toxic chemicals) and some dangerous chemicals are labeled as a fragrance.

If you can’t pronounce it, and you don’t know what it is in nature, don’t use it.

UV nail lamps: This is also a cause for concern as some studies point that exposure to that light raises one’s risks of skin cancer. Your risk of having skin cancer is high if you’ve used this light about 8 times.

Makeup: There are heavy metals, dangerous chemicals, and many unnatural chemicals in eye shadows, powders, lipsticks, mascaras, etc. A cancer patient should avoid them.

Alternatives To These Chemical-Based Beauty Products

True beauty starts from within, eat living and healthy foods and it will show on your hair and skin. You shouldn’t sacrifice your health just because you want to be beautiful.

Use natural oils on your skin and hair if you want to avoid toxicity. Drink enough clean and living water, eat lots of fruit and veggies and other whole plants, ensure you are not deficient in nutrients and your body will thank you.

You will have this natural glow that can’t be bought with money.

Chemicals To Avoid

Alkylphenols: Studies showed that this chemical altered the development of the mammary gland in rats. It is an endocrine disruptor in humans. This chemical is resent in detergents and many cleaning products.

Synthetic musks: In animal studies, this chemical blocked cells expelling toxins and it is found in air fresheners, detergents, and fabric softeners.

Phthalates: This is a strong endocrine disruptor and responsible for fibroid in black women. Phthalates, also labeled as “fragrance” is an endocrine disruptor and it also causes organ damage and cancer. It is found in hair relaxers and some “natural” hair products.

It is also found in cosmetics, plastics, household cleaners, and air fresheners.

Formaldehyde: This dangerous chemical is a carcinogen and it is found in air fresheners, sprays, and wick deodorizers.

Terpenes: This chemical has a similar mode of action as formaldehyde and it is also a known carcinogen. You can find terpenes in air fresheners and household cleaners.

Perchloroethylene: Also known as PERC, this dry-cleaning chemical increases one’s risks of breast cancer. It accumulates in the tissues of the breast and causes cancer.

1,4-dichlorobenzene: This is a dangerous chemical that damages vital organs like the lungs and causes organ-system toxicity. It is found in household cleaning products, toilet bowl cleaners, and air fresheners.

Benzene: A common chemical used in making household cleaning products. It is a human carcinogen and also causes blood diseases like leukemia and increases organ system toxicity.

Phenol: This is highly toxic and it damages the circulatory and respiratory system. At very low doses, phenol can be toxic to hypertensive people. It is found in mouthwash and household detergents.

Styrene: Used in making a lot of household cleaning products. This is linked to organ system toxicity, cancer, reproductive problems, and birth or development problems.

Nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE): A powerful endocrine disruptor, it is present in all-purpose cleaners and laundry detergents.

Butyl Cellosolve: This chemical damages vital organs like the liver, kidneys, nervous system, and even bone marrows. It also causes cancer and can be found in all-purpose cleaners and window cleaners.

Triclosan: A common ingredient used in making antibacterial products because it kills bacteria. However, it doesn’t stop there, it also kills the human cells and causes cancer. Triclosan also affects metabolism and thyroid hormones.

These cleaning products increase the risks of breast cancer when used daily. Women in the cleaning industries are at higher risk of having breast cancer.

Alternatives to Chemical Cleaners

There are lots of natural and eco-friendly cleaning products you can find both online and offline. You can also make yours using hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, and baking soda.

There are lots of recipes you can learn online, especially on YouTube. Using these will reduce your exposure to these chemicals and also reduce your risks of having breast cancer.

Why You Should Be Careful With Skin Products

Anything applied on your skin and scalp goes into your bloodstream 100%. When they go through your digestive system, only 20% get into your bloodstream because your body would digest and breakdown most of them but this security is missing when it’s applied topically.

Topical application is more dangerous than oral ingestion, so you just have to take your health seriously and be responsible for it. For a list of more chemicals to avoid, click here and HERE.


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Medical Disclaimer

The information on this website is a collection of peer-reviewed studies, research, and real life observations. We are sharing this for you to be healthy and disease-free. Some of the information here are sensitive and also controversial. So we advise that you use your judgment and intuition. Also, the information here is just to educate and not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure diseases. Although this is protected under free speech, it is not advisable to use this as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you want to do anything stated here or handle your health issue naturally, do so under the supervision and direction of a naturopathic physician.

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