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17 New Substances Added to the Most Dangerous Cancer-Causers List:The Six Keys to Help You Prevent Cancer

The government has added 17 new substances to its list of materials that cause cancer in humans. In all, there are 58 substances on the list that are likely to very likely causes of cancer in humans and 188 substances that are "reasonably anticipated" to do so.

According to the American Cancer Society, U.S. men have a one in two chance of developing cancer at some point in their lifetimes, while U.S. women have a one in three chance. The majority of experts agree that our modern-day environment is a major cause of cancer.

The list, the Department of Health and Human Services' Eleventh Edition of the Report on Carcinogens, is updated every two years and serves to identify potential hazards to human health. The report lists the following factors as playing a major role in cancer development:

As air pollution inside the home is one of the fastest-growing causes of disease, leading health organizations now strongly recommend you use a high-quality air purifier in your home.

  • Things we eat, drink or smoke
  • Substances in air, water and soil
  • Natural and medical radiation
  • Workplace exposures
  • Drugs
  • Infectious diseases
  • Aging
  • Genetic predisposition

Six new known carcinogens were added to the list, along with 11 substances that can cause cancer. Among the six known carcinogens were Hepatitis B and C, which can cause liver cancer, and several types of HPV, which cause cervical cancer.

This was the first time viruses had been added to the list, and says Elizabeth Ward, PhD, director of surveillance research for the American Cancer Society, "These viruses are important causes of cancer."

Also added to the known carcinogens list were gamma radiation and X-rays, which can cause leukemia and thyroid, breast, lung and other cancers. The most common sources of exposure to this kind of radiation are medical procedures and radon gas.

Among the 11 added substances that probably cause cancer are a host of industrial chemicals including:

  • Naphthalene (found in moth repellants)
  • Cobalt sulfate
  • Nitrobenzene
  • Nitromethane
  • 1-amino-2, 4-dibromoanthraquinone (dye ingredient)
  • 4,4-thiodianiline (dye ingredient)
  • Lead: Causes cancer of the kidney, brain and lung in animals

Diazoaminobenzene, another component of dyes, was also added to the list. This chemical changes into benzene, which can cause cancer, in the human body and causes genetic damage in animals. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), this compound is found in the following dyes:

  • D&C red no. 33
  • FD&C yellow no. 5 (tartrazine)
  • FD&C yellow no. 6

All of these dyes are permitted for use in drugs and cosmetics, and the last two can be used in foods including jams, packaged macaroni and cheese, orange colored cheeses, butter/margarine, breakfast cereals, candy, ice cream, soda, yogurt and baked goods.


Heterocyclic anime compounds that are formed when meat is cooked at high temperatures, such as charbroiling, were added to the list of probable human carcinogens. Cooking by baking or poaching is a healthier option.

The heterocyclic anime compounds MeIQ, MeIQx, and PhIP were also added to the list of "reasonably anticipated" human carcinogens. These compounds, which are not yet widely talked about in the public arena, are formed when meat is cooked at high temperatures, such as when fried or charbroiled. The compounds may increase the risk of colon cancer and breast cancer in humans.

As a result, the American Cancer Society dietary guidelines recommend cooking meat at low temperatures by baking, steaming or poaching instead of frying or charbroiling.

Six Primary Keys to Fighting Cancer

  1. Avoid Tobacco Use
    By now the extreme dangers of smoking should not come as news to anyone. Lung cancer, whose number one cause is smoking, has the highest mortality rate of all cancers for both men and women. In 2004, lung cancer caused as many deaths in women as breast and all gynecologic cancers combined.

  2. Increase Your Daily Intake of Cancer-Fighting Foods
    Increase your intake of vegetables and fruits (don't overdo certain fruits, though, due to their high sugar content ... berries are a great choice due to lower sugar content while being rich in antioxidants.) Among their myriad other nutritional properties, vegetables and fruits are the primary source for antioxidants. At the molecular and cellular levels, antioxidants deactivate certain particles called free radicals that are among the leading underlying causes of cancer.

    If, like over 85% of Americans, you are not consuming an adequate amount of produce -- or if you want added extra antioxidant protection -- one of the wisest steps you can take is to add a pure, whole food supplement rich in antioxidants to your diet.

    The strongest recommendation we can possibly make in this area is to add Fruits of Life -- Potent Cellular Protection to your diet. Used by many of today's leading health experts, it is the first and only product to contain the top four antioxidant foods on the planet in one whole food powder blend! (This is based on an Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORC) test performed at Tufts University.)

    This important supplement also contains alkalinizing minerals from goat's milk and is exceptional at helping your body maintain a proper pH level. Your body has an ideal pH level, or balance of acid and alkaline, but due to years of poor dieting, most American's bodies are far too acidic. Studies have shown this excess acidity can also contribute to cancer (and osteoporosis and arthritis.) If you are interested, read more about Fruits of Life now.

  3. Avoid Unhealthy, Cancer-Causing Foods
    Many experts have stated that trans-fats are just as or even more dangerous than tobacco. While food manufacturers are not required by the U.S. to list trans-fats on food labels until January 2006, fortunately many are. Avoid foods with trans fats. Avoid over-consumption of alcohol. Also eliminate artificial sweeteners and processed foods, and work toward drastically reducing sugars. As noted above, avoid charring and frying meats and other foods altogether.

    Finally, if you consume meats try to consume only natural, pasture-raised. Among their many other health risks, mass-produced meats are higher in omega-6 fats that Americans consume far too many of and that can also lead to cancer. Read The Meat You Eat: How Corporate Farming Has Endangered America's Food Supply for more information.

  4. Dramatically Reduce Exposure to Toxins -- Especially in Your Home
    Americans spend 90% of their time indoors, and the numbers are not too far off for those in other Western Hemisphere countries. While much has been made of pollution outside, when it comes to your health, it is indoor pollution you should be concerned about: indoor air is 2-5 times more likely to be polluted than the air outside!

    There are two keys to dramatically reducing the toxins in your home (and offices) to levels your body is equipped to handle (levels are way higher than that in most homes now, as you will read in the articles linked to below):

    A) Throw Away Your Cleaning Tools and Use What Hospitals Use!
    "Dirt" and the dust it turns into your home is generally composed of about twenty "ingredients," and many of them are toxic. You are urged to read the article, Dust Dangers: What Exactly is Dust, and Why Can it be so Dangerous?, to learn those ingredients and what you should do in more detail.

    To properly rid your home of this dust and dirt, please throw away the cotton mops, sponges, cotton rags and common household cleaning solutions like Pine-Sol and you may be using immediately! Recent studies have shown that conventional mops, sponges and rags are some of the most abundant sources of germs in your home, and they are far better at spreading dirt and dust around than removing it. Chemical cleaners, meanwhile, are primary sources of phenols that can cause respiratory, cardiac and other bodily damage -- read The Health Dangers of Phenols Found in Common Household Cleaners.

    For reasons above, hospital, other healthcare organizations, top hotel chains and many other organizations have moved away from "conventional" cleaning tools and supplies and moved to using PerfectClean "ultramicrofiber" cleaning tools. The PerfectClean line of ultramicrofiber mops, dusters, towels and wipes is one of the absolute "must" products (just recently available to the public) that we urge everyone to consider, and you can read more about PerfectClean here ... and see the entire PerfectClean line (including the special introductory prices) here.

    B) Use a High-Quality "Photocatalysis" Air Purifier in Your Home!
    As air pollution inside the home is one of the fastest-growing causes of disease, leading health organizations now strongly recommend you use a high-quality air purifier in your home. You have to be careful, though, of which air purifier you choose, as many of the most popular brands can be highly inneffective.

  5. Exercise and Maintain a Healthy Weight
    Multiple studies have shown that maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly help to prevent cancer. Overweight and obesity are serious risk factors for cancer of the colon, breasts, prostate, ovaries, rectum and uterus. Exercise is key to helping you avoid and overcome overweight and obesity. Try to exercise for at least 30 minutes per day. If you are just (re)starting with exercise after a long period without it, consult your physician -- you will likely be advised to start with a moderate, low-impact activity such as walking, and to gradually work your way up to more aggressive activity.

  6. Don't Get too Much -- OR Too Little -- Sun
    Most people have heard that getting too much sun (i.e., too many UV rays) is harmful and can cause skin cancer. It is true that too much sun can lead to cancer, and you should not stay out long enough to get burned. BUT -- due to the extreme fear of the sun incited by all the warnings -- an even more prominent danger now is that Americans are not getting enough sun ... with dire consequences to their health!

The sun is by far human beings' primary source of vitamin D, and now due to our "sun phobia," vitamin D deficiency is one of the most unknown health epidemics affecting us. And guess what this severe deficiency in vitamin D can lead to? If you guess cancer, you are right.

Meanwhile, recent studies have shown that adequate sun exposure can actually reduce the risk of developing certain cancers by 30-40%!

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The key is to:

A) Try to get at least 15 minutes of "healthy" sun per day. If you have been hiding from the sun, initially start by getting just five minutes of sun per day and working your way up to more gradually.

B) Minimize exposure when the sun's ultraviolet rays are strongest, between approximately 11am and 2pm (sun exposure before 10am or after 4pm is ultimately the best).

C) Use a safe sunblock, long-sleeve clothing, and sun glasses if you have to be outside during peak U.V. hours

D) If your vitamin D levels are low like most Americans, consume a pure, digestible and high-quality form of vitamin D like the Icelandic Olde World Cod Liver Oil we highly recommend.

Recommended Reading

Dust Dangers: What Exactly is Dust, and Why Can it be so Dangerous?

The Health Dangers of Phenols Found in Common Household Cleaners

The Missing Link to Your Preventive Healthcare: Ultramicrofiber Cleaning

PEG Compounds in Cosmetics: A Little-Known Danger to You

The Six Silent Killers in Your Home: How to Detect and Eliminate Them

Report on Carcinogens, Eleventh Edition; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Toxicology Program

American Cancer Society News

Tartazine: A Real Yellow Menace

Study finds most people don't know how much produce to eat

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