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How to Prevent Cancer by Avoiding Carcinogens

Watch more Cancer & Disease Prevention videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Use these ideas to help prevent cancer by avoiding carcinogens. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Avoid foam packaging Avoid foam food packaging, which contains styrene that can be transferred to food inside. Animal studies have shown a link to cancer. Tip Styrene was found in the urine samples of 87 percent of people tested in a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. Step 2: Avoid tetrachloroethylene Avoid taking your clothes to dry cleaners that use tetrachloroethylene as a cleaning compound. The agent has been found to cause liver cancer and leukemia in rats. Alternative dry cleaning compounds include silicone- and hydrocarbon-based solvents. Step 3: Limit titanium dioxide Limit your exposure to titanium dioxide, which is found in cosmetics, paints, paper, and plastics. Animal studies have confirmed the compound's carcinogenicity. Tip The jury is still out on whether titanium dioxide nanoparticles found in cosmetics can be absorbed by the skin, and if they are absorbed, what their effects would be. Step 4: Stay away from diesel exhaust Avoid diesel exhaust. These fumes have been linked to cancer in animal studies. Since diesel fumes are practically everywhere, your best bet for avoiding them is probably to move to an unpopulated tropical island. Step 5: Reduce aromatic hydrocarbons Reduce your exposure to aromatic hydrocarbons by limiting your consumption of smoked, barbecued, or burnt foods. Step 6: Eat organic foods Consider eating more organic foods. Organic foods contain lower concentrations of problematic food additives. Now you can enjoy a long, healthy life! Did You Know? Approximately 100 new food and color additive petitions are submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration annually. Additives cannot be approved if they are found to cause cancer in humans or animals.
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