I’m going to give it to you straight. We’ve been making a little headway in breast cancer death rates among older ladies. But the decline has stalled in younger women.
And the diagnosis numbers are still disturbing across the board.
Over 281,000 women are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer every year. And nearly 50,000 more will hear they have the “non-invasive” kind. But don’t be fooled. So-called “in situ” tumors often require radical treatment too.
That means if you’re like a lot of folks, you’ve had a friend or loved one diagnosed with breast cancer. You watched as they suffered. Not just from the disease, either. But from the sickening treatments and painful surgeries too.
Maybe you’ve even wondered, “Am I next?”
Or you might think you’re home free now. After all, if you’ve made it this far without developing breast cancer, you’re probably in the clear. Right?
Wrong. The truth is you could still get the shocking news at ANY age. And depending on what stage the breast cancer is in, you might even need those life-wrecking treatments yourself.
Now, new research reveals how many women’s breast cancer risk is sent skyrocketing at home without them even realizing it.
But that means the study also shows something else. And that’s a way to spot the hidden household hazards behind those rising risks and eliminate them.
ALERT: Household chemicals can cause harm
We’re surrounded by chemicals these days, especially in our own homes.
In fact, they’re so commonplace we don’t even notice just how prevalent they are anymore. Heck, we don’t even give the chemicals a second glance anymore.
But it’s time to start looking again. And relocating the products they’re in to the garage or the garbage when we do.
Because an alarming new report reveals how we’re likely not just being exposed to one or two breast cancer risk raising compounds regularly. Instead, there are now nearly 300 chemicals linked to breast cancer found in common consumer products used in our homes.
The study from the Silent Spring Institute finds endocrine-disrupting chemicals (which can drive up breast cancer risk) are in common:
Yes, they’re even lurking in your furniture, for crying out loud. In fact, I propose we call everyone’s favorite perch in the house an UNEASY CHAIR for now. At least until we know for sure, it’s in the clear.
Researchers examined close to 2,000 chemicals with data on file in the EPA’s ToxCast program. They found that 296 of them caused progesterone or estradiol hormone levels to jump. Many of them increased BOTH, potentially bumping up your breast cancer risk right along with them.
Once inside your body, these chemicals can cause estrogen to rise. And excess levels of the hormone could trigger a breast cancer tumor to grow or cause an existing one to grow faster.
The chemicals may even give what would typically be a non-worrisome “stage zero” growth exactly what it needs to turn into something far more dangerous.
Breathing in breast cancer
And remember, these breast-cancer-linked chemicals are everywhere.
They’re often found in processed foods, for example. They’re hiding in everything from meats to sweets. Plus, they can be lurking in hair dye, mascara, lipstick, and more.
Oh, and the furniture I mentioned earlier? The chemicals used to make them flame-retardant can drive up your hormone levels too. They slowly break down over time and are released into the air in your home, becoming part of the “dust” around your house.
Eventually, it’s almost as if we’re breathing in breast cancer. It’s an excellent reason to break out one of those masks we all now own bunches of whenever you vacuum or dust. Plus, an air purifier with a HEPA filter can help remove some of the breast-cancer-linked toxins from the air around your home.
But don’t stop there. Make the switch to as many fresh and organic foods as you can and ditch the packaged junk. Filter your water with reverse osmosis or distillation. And check all your cosmetics and personal care products in the excellent EWG Skin Deep database for the hidden hazards manufacturers are trying to hide.
And finally, be sure to partake in this “forbidden” free remedy that can help cut your breast cancer risk.