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1 Toxic Products in our Environment Physics 3333 Deana Singleton

2 What do these products have in common?

3 They all contain carcinogens that cause Cancer!!!!

4 5 Steps to Get Cancer 1) Avoid the Sun 2) Milk and other animal products 3) Refined Carbohydrates 4) Sodium Nitrate 5) Chemical Additives

5 Lack of Sunlight  Natural sunlight is powerful prevention for cancer. People who get plenty of natural sunlight have a greatly reduced risk of being diagnosed with cancer, including prostate and breast cancer  Therefore, by avoiding sunlight and using plenty of sun block and sunscreen outside, you increase your chances of getting cancer “Chances of getting skin cancer can be lowered by staying in the shade as much as you can, wearing a hat and shirt when you are in the sun, and using sunscreen.” –American Cancer Society

6 Animal Products  Milk can contained aflatoxin which is produced by certain species of mold and may cause liver cancer. The mold can grow on grains used in animal feed, causing the toxin to form. The toxin can then pass into the milk of animals eating the feed.  Aflatoxin- a potent carcinogen, which causes illnesses and could lead to death. In the US, food is routinely screened to detect and eliminate aflatoxin, in developing countries which have fewer food safety regulations. FDA, and local testing facilities test milk before being released  According to an Arkansas milk hauler's allegations, truck drivers shipped milk that tested positive for illegal drug residues or aflatoxin to be produced into cheese and other daily products.

7 Toxic Milk  Growth factors enhance growth and development of different organs, that are necessary for cell production in infants. Cells in adults don’t need to multiply so rapidly, and therefore cause mutated cell production.  Growth factors causes stimulation of growth cells that have been damaged by mutagenic substances, and stimulates growth of normal cells.  FDA encourages milk consumption for calcium needs

8 Refined Carbohydrates  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency classifies acrylamide, a colorless, crystalline solid, as a medium hazard probable human carcinogen.  Studies show acrylamide occurs when carbohydrates are heated, creates a chemical known as acrylamide which is a cancer- causing agent  Induces gene mutations, which causes both benign and malignant stomach tumors and damage to central and peripheral nervous system --Stockholm University

9 Carbohydrates  Stockholm University's department of environmental chemistry, said the consumption of a single potato crisp could take acrylamide intake up to the WHO maximum for drinking water.  Obviously incorrect information, World Health Organization found no basis to take starch products off the market.  FDA and national cancer institutes find no conclusive results from studies

10 Sodium Nitrate  Foods containing Sodium Nitrate (packaged meats and breakfast meats)  Consuming prepared meat increases the risk of contracting lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and colon cancer.  “All prepared foods therefore will eventually cause cancer,....if you live long enough.”  Claims that cooking converts healthy protein into toxins that cause cancer and other serious illnesses. Cooking converts healthy cholesterol and healthy fats into toxins that causes diseases

11 Heating up Toxic Food  “By heating whatever food, hundreds of different mutagenic substances originate. The more protein that food contains, the more mutagenics originate due to cooking etc. If we only live long enough, these substances eventually will cause cancer.”

12 Chemical Additives  Products containing chemical additives can be absorbed through the skin or enter the body through nicks caused by shaving.  Parabens, a preservative, are used in deodorants and antiperspirants, as well as many cosmetic, food, and pharmaceutical products.  According to some studies, they are shown to mimic the activity of estrogen in the body’s cells. Because estrogen promotes the growth of breast cancer cells, some scientists have suggested that the use of deodorants or antiperspirants could cause the accumulation of parabens in breast tissues.  National Cancer Institute (NCI) and FDA does not find any conclusive evidence

13 Fragrances are Hazards!  Fragrance chemicals are extremely toxic chemicals. They are known carcinogens, and cause liver damage.  Shampoo, deodorants, creams, laundry detergents, dryer sheets, and soaps contain fragrances, and therefore are toxic chemicals  Daily we coat ourselves with chemicals which are absorbed by our skin  Wearing toxic fragrance chemicals is actually quite similar to eating them.

14 Deodorant  Frequency of underarm shaving and deodorant use among 437 breast cancer survivors was released in  Study found that the age of breast cancer diagnosis was significantly lower in women who used these products and shaved their underarms more frequently.  Women who began both of these underarm hygiene habits before 16 years of age were diagnosed with breast cancer at an earlier age than those who began these habits later.  Results suggest that underarm shaving with the use of deodorants may be related to breast cancer, but does not demonstrate a conclusive link between these underarm hygiene habits and breast cancer.

15 Lack of Evidence  FDA and various cancer organizations found that the studies supporting chemical additives causing cancer did not prove that parabens cause breast tumors  The authors did not analyze healthy breast tissue or tissues from other areas of the body  Also, they did not demonstrate that parabens are found only in cancerous breast tissue  The source of the parabens were not studied, and the studies could not establish that the accumulation of parabens is caused by the use of deodorants or antiperspirants.

16 What Really Causes Cancer? “In many cases, the exact cause of cancer remains a mystery. We know that certain changes in our cells can cause cancer to start, but we don't yet know exactly how this happens.” -American Cancer Society  Smoking  Drinking Alcohol  Ionizing Radiation (x-rays)

17 Credible Sources  National Cancer Institute  American Cancer Society  World Health Organization  Food and Drug Administration  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

18 Resources     American Cancer Society  Food and Drug Adminstration  National Cancer Institute  World Health Organization  National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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