These carcinogenic products in your home might be putting your family at risk
We all know that we can prevent cancer by making healthy lifestyle choices like not smoking, maintaining a healthy diet, and putting on sunscreen when we go out in the sun. But many of us don’t know that seemingly innocent household objects are, in fact, carcinogens, thus putting our families at risk.
According to the American Cancer Society, cancer is caused by changes in a cell’s DNA. These changes can be hereditary, or can be caused by environmental factors. Carcinogens don’t always cause cancer—it depends on how much a person is exposed to the carcinogen, and that person’s genetic makeup.
“Kids don’t have a complete metabolic system—they can’t process things the way adults do”
Kids, however, are especially sensitive to these carcinogens, as Dr. Kent Pinkerton explains to Grandparents.com. “Kids don’t have a complete metabolic system—they can’t process things the way adults do,” says Dr. Pinkerton. “Whatever is in the air, a child may have as many as 30 times greater exposure because of their size and their level of activity.”
This is precisely why parents should be extra careful about the chemicals that their kids come in contact with.
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