Cancer, a pervasive health concern, affects communities worldwide, with some facing disproportionate risks. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into crucial information about cancer risks, prevention, and the disparities that exist. And the top 5 cancer-causing chemicals that demand your attention.
Advances in cancer survival
While medical breakthroughs have improved early cancer diagnostics and treatment, understanding the persistent threat is crucial. In the U.S., the five-year relative survival rate for all cancers is now 66 percent. However, cancer remains a formidable adversary, projected to claim 600,000 American lives in 2023.
According to the NAACP, Black communities bear a disproportionate cancer burden, exhibiting the highest death rate and lowest survival rate among racial or ethnic groups for most cancers.
Taking Control: Reducing Cancer Risk
Potentially Avoidable Cases
The American Cancer Society reports that at least 40% of newly diagnosed cancers in the U.S. are avoidable. Strategies to reduce risk include addressing factors such as smoking, excess body weight, alcohol use, and poor nutrition and physical activity.
Understanding the associations between cancer and exposure to known carcinogens, such as chemicals in the air, food, water, and daily products, is crucial.
Recent studies in the U.K. suggest that ultra-processed foods are linked to cancer. Toxic chemicals linked to cancer are pervasive, hiding in everyday products such as candy, toys, clothes, hair dyes, and even pet food.
A French study reveals an association between cancer and artificial sweeteners. By examining the specifics of such studies, we can make informed decisions about our everyday lives.
Common carcinogens affecting the environment include:
- Pesticides and fertilizers in food products
- Industrial pollutants are released into the air and water
- Additives and preservatives in processed foods
- Components of tobacco smoke such as benzene.
- Harmful ingredients in personal care products
- Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Drinking Water
Research conducted by the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch (OEEB) of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) on various water contaminants linked to cancer risk.
Arsenic, even at lower levels, poses a risk of bladder cancer. The New England Bladder Cancer Study, conducted by DCEG investigators, scrutinized populations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. It revealed a dose-response relationship between cumulative arsenic exposure from drinking water and bladder cancer risk
Chlorine's interaction with organic materials in water forms disinfection byproducts (DBPs). DCEG investigations, in collaboration with Spain, highlight the significance of dermal and inhalation exposures to trihalomethane (THM), a major DBP. The Interdisciplinary Case-Control Study of Bladder Cancer in Spain found an excess of bladder cancer at specific THM exposure levels.
Nitrate contamination in drinking water is a rising concern in agricultural areas. DCEG's population-based case-control studies in Iowa and Nebraska link higher water nitrate ingestion and meat intake to increased risks of colon, kidney, and stomach cancers. Ongoing evaluations in the Iowa Women’s Health Study reveal associations with thyroid, ovarian, bladder, and kidney cancers, emphasizing the diverse risks associated with nitrate intake.
Empowering Actions for Risk Reduction
EWG Databases: Published in September 2019 in the journal Heliyon, EWG's study scrutinized over 48,000 water utilities across 50 states. The key revelation was the linkage of increased cancer risks to 22 carcinogens present in drinking water.
The contaminants identified include arsenic, radioactive materials such as uranium and radium, and disinfectant byproducts formed during the water treatment process involving chlorine and other additives.
Regular Health Screenings
Regular communication with healthcare providers is essential for staying informed about recommended cancer screenings. Proactive health management is the key to early detection and prevention.
Home Water Filtration as a Better Alternative
EWG recommends home water filtration as a more sustainable and cost-effective alternative to ensuring clean water. Filtering water at home not only reduces contaminants but also minimizes environmental impact.
Activated Carbon Filtration
Activated carbon filtration is a widely used method for removing organic contaminants, including trihalomethanes and chlorine byproducts, from water.
How it Works: Activated carbon, often derived from coconut shells or coal, attracts and absorbs impurities. This includes trihalomethanes formed during water disinfection and chlorine byproducts.
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Reverse Osmosis Filtration
Reverse osmosis is a powerful filtration method that removes a wide range of cancer-causing contaminants, including nitrates and other chemical impurities.
How it Works: Water is forced through a semipermeable membrane, allowing only pure water molecules to pass through, while contaminants are left behind.
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In conclusion, understanding and mitigating cancer risks requires a multifaceted approach.
By utilizing information from our blogs, making healthier lifestyle choices, and staying informed about environmental factors, individuals can greatly decrease their risk of cancer. Empower yourself with information and take proactive steps towards a cancer-free future with Life Sciences Water. visit link
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