Working as a hairdresser is extremely dangerous!
Cancer ranks second on the list of leading causes of death in the United States. They are only ahead of cardiovascular diseases, writes Business Insider.
In the human body cells are constantly being damaged. But the body's defense mechanisms can identify and destroy them. Disease occurs when this mechanism is weakened and unable to cope.
To degenerate into cancer, a damaged cell takes five to forty years. This happens because of mutations in the genes (radiation, environmental toxins, carcinogens).
If a person has a genetic predisposition to a particular type of cancer, a tumor is almost impossible. But the disease can be reset.
Science has long known that certain foods and substances that surround us increase the risk of cancer.
Here are 30 things to watch out for when looking after their health or having poor heredity:
The passion for sweets not only leads to diabetes but also to cancer. It has long been known that sugar stimulates the growth of malignant tumors in the body – from sweet to strong.
2) Processed products.
These are the products that have undergone one or more stages of processing from the point of view of food technology. The processing increases the durability, improves the appearance and speeds up the cooking time.
They contain large amounts of sugar that feed cancer cells.
Interestingly, the average inhabitant of developed and developing countries does not receive 50% sugar from sweets and processed products such as sauces, ready meals, preserves, etc., and beverages.
Tobacco smoke contains at least 70 chemicals that can cause cancer. And this not only applies to active smokers, but also to passive people – those who inhale cigarette smoke.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, secondhand smoke increases the risk of developing lung cancer by 20 to 30%. At risk are those who use chewing tobacco.
4) and the absence of Tan on the skin sunscreen.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, adolescents up to the age of 35 who visit the solarium, the risk of developing melanoma increases by 75%.
Avoid intense sunlight, it can hurt you, cover exposed areas, apply sunscreen, try the shade, especially if you have to spend more than 15 minutes outside in hot weather.
5) Toxins at work.
Some people are (due to their job) forced every day to get in touch with carcinogens. This for example:
- Workers of factories in the production of aluminum parts;
- Pavers in contact with carcinogenic benzene;
- Manufacturer of rubber;
- Hairdressers who come into contact with dyes;
- Manicure and pedicure – they also breathe dangerous fumes.
6) night shifts.
The international agency for cancer research, which is referred to as night work, is extremely hazardous to health. People who work at night have violated the natural circadian rhythms.
This type of "biological clock" regulates the physiological processes in the human body depending on the light or dark time. Such failures do not go unnoticed and can cause skin cancer, lung or breast.
Inorganic form of arsenic is extremely toxic. It is commonly found in drinking water in countries like Bangladesh.
According to the World Health Organization, at least 140 million people in 50 countries drink water that contains a lot of arsenic. It also stimulates the growth of cancerous tumors.
8) Meat cooked on an open fire.
American scientists claim that under the influence of high temperature in meat special chemical heterocyclic aromatic amines and polycyclic aromatic carbohydrates are formed.
They break the DNA of cells. This in turn increases the risk of cancer, especially in men.
For many years, minors were diagnosed with lung cancer, bladder and stomach more frequently than people in other occupations. Cancer is reported to cause coal dust.
Regular consumption of alcohol increases the risk of cancer in the throat, liver, breast and colon.
According to the National Cancer Institute, "the risk of cancer increases in proportion to the amount of alcohol".
An international research team examined data from 600,000 people in 19 high-living countries. The results showed a high risk of developing cancer of the digestive system of all study participants.
11) of exhaust gases.
According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, diesel fuel consists of more than 30 components that can cause cancer.
12) Gherkins and pickled products.
Salted fish popular in China contains large amounts of nitrates and nitrites that cause dangerous carcinogens. These chemical compounds can damage your DNA cells, which can lead to the development of cancer.
According to Cancer Research UK, "Migrants from China or their Chinese roots, but currently living in the UK, more frequent cancer of the nasopharynx than members of other ethnic groups," this could be due to their diet.
Eating large amounts of pickled foods also increases the risk of stomach cancer.
When drilling in air and water are benzene and formaldehyde – chemicals that stimulate the growth of cancerous tumors.
14) Processed meat products Sausage, bacon, sausages.
According to the Who sausage, ham, bacon and sausage are potential carcinogens. All of these products have undergone some processing – salting, smoking, fermenting, etc.
A recent study found that regular consumption of large quantities of processed meat increased breast cancer risk by 9%.
Eating a hot dog or two slices of bacon daily increases the risk of developing bowel cancer by 18%.
Asbestos has been used as an insulating material in construction for many years. This mineral is banned in 63 countries because of its toxicity and carcinogenicity.
Constant exposure to asbestos dust can trigger the onset of lung cancer, stomach and ovaries. Every year more than 107,000 people die from asbestos-related diseases.
16) a means of weed glyphosate.
Glyphosate is the main component of the popular herbicide Round Up. Manufacturer is the American company Monsanto.
The World Health Organization has classified glyphosate as a "probable human carcinogen" in 2015.
At the beginning of this year, Monsanto sued more than 300 American farmers. They argue that glyphosate has led to the onset of cancer in the popular herbicides.
Representatives of Monsanto believe that the scandal surrounding glyphosate is a consequence of competition for international markets. Scientists can not yet give a definitive answer to the effects of the use of glyphosate on the rural mosaic on human health.
17) wood dust
Employees of the sawing and furniture industry, who are regularly involved in the wood treatment process, inhale dust and tend to develop cancer of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses.
18) High levels of estrogen and contraceptives.
Women with high levels of estrogen are at risk for breast cancer. As a rule, it is women who go through the menopause, or girls whose period begins.
Those who use birth control pills that are prone to cervical cancer. Although there is evidence that the regular use of contraceptive methods to prevent births increases the risk of developing other types of cancer – eg. Cancer of the endometrium, esophagus and ovaries.
Some viruses can cause cancer. This happens when the viruses break the DNA of cells, which in turn leads to tumor growth.
These diseases include human papillomavirus (causes cervical cancer), hepatitis B and C (which can cause liver cancer), Epstein-Barr (can cause the growth of lymphoma). The bacterium H. pylori can cause stomach cancer.
20) Your genes.
Some cancers are transmitted from generation to generation. Genetic mutations play a key role in about 5-10% of cases of cancer.
The degree of involvement of genetic factors in the development of cancer varies. For example, in breast cancer patients, hereditary forms occur in 7-15% of cases, in patients with colorectal cancer in 5-10% of cases.
Obesity can significantly increase the risk of breast cancer, colon, rectum, esophagus, kidneys and pancreas.
Formaldehyde is a colorless chemical with a strong odor, which is used in building materials and in the manufacture of many household products.
Laboratory studies in 1980 showed that exposure to formaldehyde in rats can cause nasal cancer. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified formaldehyde as a human carcinogen.
Data Danish scientists show that there is a link between the implants and the type of cancer – the anaplastic large cell lymphoma. The Danes have been researching the disease history of 43 women with this cancer over the past 26 years.
32 of them had implants. The conclusions were clear: breast implants increase the risk of anaplastic large cell lymphoma at time 421, d. H. Up to 70 years, a woman with implants of 6920 can suffer from this type of breast cancer.
24) air pollution.
Air pollution triggers lung cancer. This was stated by Danish scientists. They analyzed data from 312 944 study participants.
From 2095, lung cancer was diagnosed. The highest risk was for the people who lived at the same address for a long time. A Taiwanese study found that high levels of air pollution also increase the risk of oral cancer.
25) other disasters and disasters.
Firefighters dealing with the rubble after the September 11 attacks and people working after the tragic events in downtown Manhattan had to breathe the dust that formed after the fall of the Twin Towers.
In 9300 of them, 70 different cancers were diagnosed: breast cancer, cervix cancer, lung cancer. 420, which was at the epicenter of the tragedy, later died of cancer.
26) and silica.
Silicosis is an occupational disease of the lungs in people who regularly inhale silica dust or other free silicic acid. Silicosis increases the risk of tuberculosis, bronchitis and emphysema.
Silicosis is an irreversible and incurable disease, and the influence of quartz contributes to the development of lung cancer.
We know that X-rays and ultraviolet radiation cause cancer. Of course, if you take an X-ray once a year, no harm will be done.
Cancers threaten people who have been exposed to high levels of radiation (remember Chernobyl) and those who are medically forced to undergo chemotherapy.
However, the American Cancer Society warns: "There is no minimum radiation dose that can be considered safe."
28) Chronic chronic inflammation.
It can lead to chronic infections, intestinal diseases or obesity. This inflammation damages the DNA of human cells. This in turn leads to cancer.
29) Plastic bottles and containers.
The material that makes up the plastic is very toxic. We all know that toxins invade any surface they come in contact with.
Compounds in the composition of the plastic destroy it at the cellular level and cause health problems.
30) Sex on the first date.
Before you turn to the very pleasant test partner for the presence of human papillomavirus. Because it is sexually transmitted and causes cancer.
Many forms of the virus disappear by themselves and relatively harmlessly, but others can cause cancer of the cervix or penis. Even a condom can not protect you from the disease, it is 100%.
Therefore, men and women are advised to vaccinate themselves before the first possible sexual contact with HPV.
What's the point of this list was open to you? Which of these things is constantly present in your life?