Study proves that breast cancer is linked to exposure to synthetic chemicals.
None of us likes to hear this because we’d like to believe that business and our government protect us. However, all is not well regarding the use of chemicals on and in our bodies.
The American Cancer Society released a study showing that synthetic chemicals have played a large role in the rising incidence of breast cancer throughout the world over the last half century. The study identified 216 man-made chemicals that have been shown to cause breast cancer in animals.
These chemicals include everyday products like cosmetics, drugs, dyes, gasoline, pesticides and plastic food and drink containers. They have been shown to cause breast cancer in animals.
How do they affect us? Researchers believe these substances “mimic” naturally occurring hormones once inside the body. Those “fake” hormones create unnatural body responses.
The lead researcher concluded that the more hormones that are cycling through a woman’s (or a man’s) body during their lifetime, the more likely they are to develop breast cancer. Synthetic chemicals that mimic hormones magnify the risk, as the body doesn’t know the difference between its own real hormones and other introduced hormones.
A verifying fact is that the breast cancer risk of adopted children parallels the risk of the family they grew up in, not that of their biological family.
You can start taking care of yourself by buying and eating organic foods, avoiding pesticides and other synthetic chemicals. Whenever possible, use non-plastic containers to reheat and store foods.
The study was coordinated by the nonprofit Silent Spring Institute. It is a scientific research organization dedicated to identifying the links between the environment and women’s health, especially breast cancer.
They are a groundbreaking collaboration of scientists, physicians, health advocates, and community activists, and a leading edge research institution using multi-disciplinary, state-of-the-art approaches. For more information click on: www.silentspring.org.
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