Cancer is a genetic disease. Some forms of cancer are hereditary but most are caused by gene changes that we “acquire” during life. The gen changes that cause cancer are usually acquired during a long time, not seldom during several decades.
This is why most cancers occur in high age. The Swedish Cancer Society writes that chemicals and other carcinogens in combination with other risk factors, such as smoking, significantly increase the risk of cancer.
Cancer-causing chemicals numerous sources
The Swedish Chemicals (state) Agency (KEMI) urges consumers to avoid all products with direct and prolonged skin contact if they contain carcinogenic substances.
As mentioned above, this includes not only cosmetics and personal care products but also clothes, furniture, bedsheets, toys, soft plastic, etc.
There are numerous everyday products that have been impregnated, colored, or simply manufactured using chemical carcinogens. This, unfortunately, means that most of us are exposed to carcinogenic substances on a daily basis, even if it is in small doses.
If there is no ingredients list available, ask the manufacturer to get a list of the chemicals used in the manufacture of the product that you want to buy.
This is especially advisable if it regards products that you will use for a long time and with “prolonged skin contact” such as beds, clothing couches or mattresses. And especially-especially if the product is for babies or children. Most companies will have it, as required by law, but will not advertise it.
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