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Products made from 5 chemicals increase the risk of cancer! Buy goods wisely by reading labels

 


Cancer is a disease which has made millions of people its victims across the world. Its mortality rate is also quite high and the situation is more serious in India. According to the 2024 report of the National Center for Disease Informatics and Research, "14 lakh new cases of cancer have been reported in India in 2022, which means almost every ninth person is suffering from cancer.

Apart from well-known carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) like smoking and alcohol consumption, there are also some chemicals used in our daily lives that can gradually increase the risk of cancer. In such a situation, it is important that we know about these chemicals and check them properly before buying any product. Today we are telling you about those 5 chemicals which you should check before buying every product.

1. Coal Tar
Coal tar is a by-product of coal processing and is a known carcinogen. Cosmetics and skincare products like hair dye, shampoo and others contain coal tar. Regular exposure to this chemical can cause cancer related to lungs, bladder, kidney and digestive system.

2. Parabens:
Parabens are used as preservatives in cosmetic products. Studies have shown that parabens can cause hormonal imbalance and are believed to increase the risk of breast cancer. Therefore, buy products which are labeled 'paraben-free'.

3. Formaldehyde
Formaldehyde is used in many household items, such as furniture, carpets and nail hardeners. This chemical can increase the risk of skin, nose and throat cancer. Avoid buying products with formaldehyde smell.

4. Phthalates
Phthalates are used to make plastic products flexible. These chemicals can cause hormone imbalance and are believed to increase the risk of certain types of cancer. Choose products labeled 'phthalate free'.

5. Acrylamide
Acrylamide is found in some foods, especially starch-rich foods cooked at high temperatures, such as French fries and potato chips. This chemical is considered potentially cancer causing. Reduce the consumption of fried and packaged food and give preference to fresh food.

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