Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

10/2/2012 (3 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Avoid food that comes in cans - and read the label on your toothpaste, medical officials say

Everyday chemicals in the food we eat the products we use and lotions we apply to our skin have all found to be contributing factors for breast cancer. Doctors in the United Kingdom have come up with a list of products women should avoid in order to cut their breast cancer risk.

Consumers should look for goods that have a certified label for organic ingredients. Labels with few ingredients tend to have products which are less toxic. When using these products, you should do less often and in smaller amounts.

Consumers should look for goods that have a certified label for organic ingredients. Labels with few ingredients tend to have products which are less toxic. When using these products, you should do less often and in smaller amounts.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

10/2/2012 (3 years ago)

Published in Health

Keywords: breast cancer, chemicals, food in cans, toothpaste, lotions


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Examples of products include the lining of bottles and food cans, plastic lunch boxes, personal care products, cosmetics and cleaners. Many of these products do contain chemicals that raise the risk of developing breast cancer.

"No Family History," a 2009 book on breast cancer showed clearly that exposure to cosmetics, toiletries, hormones in food, and household cleaners are behind the considerable increase in breast cancer rates.

By changing our habits, doctors say, women can reduce our exposure to these hazardous chemicals considerably.

Officials recommend shopping for safer products. Consumers should look for goods that have a certified label for organic ingredients. Labels with few ingredients tend to have products which are less toxic. When using these products, you should do less often and in smaller amounts.

If you are drinking or eating chemical-laden products, you are much more likely to have an accumulation of hazardous chemicals in your body. Be especially careful with babies and young children, they cannot eliminate these compounds from their system as well as adults can, especially BPA and other hormone disrupting substances.

Researchers from Yale University School of Medicine revealed in Hormones & Cancer in 2010, in a study in mice that prenatal exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals can raise a female's risk of cancer later on in life.

Overall, women should cut down on consuming or using the following products:

Foods and drinks that come in cans. Look out for cans that say they are BPA free on the label. The majority of cans contain Bisphenol A (BPA), which is a chemical that upsets our hormone system. BPA has been associated with breast cancer risk.

Women should also avoid products with fragrance added, such as cleaning products, detergent) and air fresheners.

You should also cut down on body care products that contain TEA (triethanolamine), Formaldehyde, DEA (diethanolamine), Parabens, Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate, Phthalates (DEHP, BBP, DBP, DMP, DEP), DMDM Hydantoin, Triclosan, Fragrance, PEGs (polyethylene glycol), and anything with "glycol" or "methyl."

Hand washes and anti-bacterial soaps also pose a risk. You should look for products without Triclosan, which can disrupt hormones and has been associated with breast cancer risk.

In buying toothpaste, avoid those that contain Triclosan. If you really want to go back to basics, brush your teeth with baking soda.

Products with Parabens should also be avoided. Some drinks, pie fillings, beers, pickles and jams may contain Parabens. Parabens may disrupt the hormones. Cosmetic product labels will list them if they have been added, however food products might not. Seek out Parabens-free goods.

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copyright 2015 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for February 2016
Universal:
That prisoners, especially the young, may be able to rebuild lives of dignity.
Evangelization: That married people who are separated may find welcome and support in the Christian community.



Comments


More Health

Are YOU safe?: Zika spreads across the U.S. Watch

Image of Zika continues to spread across the United States (James Gathany/CDC).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The first confirmed case of the Zika virus has been discovered in Alabama, making it the 20th U.S. state to be affected by the dangerous disease. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - According to Daily Mail, Dr. Tom Miller, Alabama's acting state health officer, ... continue reading


Low-carb is so last year! This year incorporate more grains like barley! Watch

Image of Is barley the new superfood (CureJoy)?

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Did you resolve to eat healthier this year? Did you promise yourself you would lose weight? You're in luck! Barley may be the first step on the road to weight-loss and healthy eating. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - For the past few years, people have sworn off ... continue reading


Can science STOP breast cancer from spreading? Watch

Image of Scientists are one step closer to stopping breast cancer in its tracks (Rudyanto Wijaya/iStock).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Researchers believe they have discovered a protein that can prevent the spread of breast cancer! LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The protein, called EPHA2, was discovered to stop cancer cells from leaving blood vessels and spreading to other areas.The Cancer ... continue reading


No human rights for the unborn - UN proposes to kill babies, instead of Zika virus Watch

Image of UN Human Rights Commissioner, Jordanian Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein [not pictured], has suggested abortion as a solution to the Zika crisis.

By David Drudge (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The UN is now politicizing the spread of the Zika virus to promote abortion. The virus, which is carried by mosquitoes and can also be transmitted sexually, causes significant birth defects in children resulting in lifelong developmental and cognitive impairment. The ... continue reading


Native American Health Facilities 'Horrifying' Practices: Woman dies on floor of hospital room after staff causes her to overdose Watch

Image of Native American health facilities (not pictured) are so underfunded that poorly trained staff are responsible for serious illnesses and even preventable deaths.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

During a Senate hearing on Wednesday, several witnesses stepped forward to ask the federal government to fund the struggling Indian Health Service, only to be told that government officials were unable to procure the necessary resources. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic ... continue reading


Florida Gorvernor declares state of emergency with Zika virus outbreak Watch

Image of At least nine people have been diagnosed with the Zika Virus in Florida (James Gathany/CDC).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency after nine cases were diagnosed from people who travelled to Zika-dense regions. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The state of emergency affects Tampa Bay, south and southwest Florida and Santa Rosa County. ... continue reading


Zika virus sexually transmitted in first U.S. case Watch

Image of Zika has been transmitted within the United States.

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

The first known case of the Zika virus being locally acquired in the United States has occured in Dallas, Texas. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Dallas County health officials confirmed a recent traveler to Venezuela infected their partner after a sexual ... continue reading


Has the origin of the dangerous Zika virus been found? What really started the outbreak? Watch

Image of Women returning from affected areas are being warned to postpone conceive for at least a month in case they have been infected (India News).

By Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Most of Latin America - along with the rest of the world, is frantically trying to come to grips with an outbreak of Zika. The mosquito-borne illness usually leaves patients with mild, flu-like symptoms but causes a wide variety of birth defects to expectant ... continue reading


Scientists get permission to carry out horrifying genetic experiments on babies, then destroy them! Watch

Image of The era of designer babies is about to begin. The only cost is the lives of hundreds, possibly thousands of other babies.

By Marshall Connolly, Catholic Online (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Scientists in England have been given permission to start genetic experiments with unborn children. The scientists intend to turn off genes in between 30 - 120 unborn children just to see what happens. They claim the experiments will give them new insights that can aid ... continue reading


Is Alzheimer's contagious? Find out NOW! Watch

Image of Doctors continue to investigate whether Alzheimer's can be spread from one person to another (Alamy).

By Kenya Sinclair (CALIFORNIA NETWORK)

Professor John Collinge, the head of neurodegenerative disease at University College London, believes Alzheimer's disease can by transmissible from one person to another during invasive medical procedures -but is he right? LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - In a study ... continue reading


All Health News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

the FEED
by Catholic Online

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Isaiah 58:1-9
1 Shout for all you are worth, do not hold back, raise your voice like a ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 51:3-4, 5-6, 18-19
3 For I am well aware of my offences, my sin is constantly in ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 9:14-15
14 Then John's disciples came to him and said, 'Why is it that we and the ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for February 12th, 2016 Image

St. Buonfiglio Monaldo
February 12: He was one of seven Florentines who had joined ... Read More