Sixteen Everyday Things That Increase Your Risk of Cancer

Sixteen Everyday Things That Increase Your Risk of Cancer


Cancer continues to be one of the biggest killers across the Western world. The risk factors vary for different people, with smoking, an unhealthy diet and an inactive lifestyle all contributing towards a greater chance of developing the condition.

Our awareness of these risk factors has increased considerably in recent years; as has the ability of medical experts to detect and treat the disease. This is all great news of course. However there are a number other things that form part of your everyday lifestyle which can also raise your chances of developing cancer.

Here are sixteen of the things you need to be aware of which might be increasing your cancer risk.

Candles

Candles

Many of us burn candles in our homes to produce a more romantic environment or to create a lovely scented aroma. Many modern candles contain something called paraffin wax which is a derivative of the petroleum industry. While making candle manufacturing much easier, this product releases numerous carcinogens such as ketones and toluene as they burn.

The occasional candle in the home certainly won’t cause too many problems, but if you use them regularly try using natural beeswax candles as an alternative. Whatever type you burn in your house ensure that your rooms are well ventilated to ensure the fumes are able to escape.


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