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The Top 12 Cancer-Causing Products in The Average Home

The Top 12 Cancer-Causing Products in The Average Home


Yes, you can spend hours on the Internet searching for products with negative effects on your health, but it’s never enough with the number of potential threats that are available in our house alone.

To make things easier for you, here is a list of the top 12 cancer-causing products you should avoid. Cancer Prevention Coalition (CPC), Ralph Nader, and have made a list of the 12 most common products offered on the market. These products are found in almost every home in America, so make sure you read this article carefully.

Cosmetics And Personal Care Products

Talcum powder (Johnson&Johnson. Inc.)


Labeled Toxic Ingredient:

  • TALC, carcinogen; increases the risk for ovarian cancer; irritates the lungs

Cover Girl Replenishing Natural Finish Make Up (Foundation) (Procter & Gamble. Inc.)


Labeled Toxic Ingredients:

  • BHA, Carcinogenic.
  • TALC, Carcinogen; Irritates lungs
  • TRIETHANOLAMINE (TEA), In the reaction with nitrites it forms carcinogenic nitrosamines.
  • LANOLIN, contaminated with DDT and other carcinogenic chemicals (pesticides)
  • PARABENS, Contact dermatitis
  • FRAGRANCE, contains a lot of unlabeled, untested, and toxic substances; contact dermatitis

Crest Tartar Control Toothpaste – (Procter & Gamble. Inc.)


Labeled Toxic Ingredients:

  • FD&C BLUE #1, Carcinogen
  • SACCHARIN, Carcinogen
  • FLUORIDE, potential carcinogen

Alberto VO5 Conditioner (Essence of Neutral Henna)


Labeled Toxic Ingredients:

  • FORMALDEHYDE, Carcinogenic; neurotoxin; contact dermatitis and sensitizer.
  • POLYSORBATE 80, often contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, a carcinogen
  • FD&C RED #4, Carcinogenic
  • FRAGRANCE, great number of undisclosed ingredients; contact dermatitis.

Clairol Nice ‘n Easy (Permanent Haircolor) (Clairol. Inc.)


Labeled Toxic Ingredients:

  • QUATERNlUM-15, releases formaldehyde; carcinogen; neurotoxin; contact dermatitis and sensitizer.
  • DIETHANOLAMINE (DEA), Carcinogen; In contact with nitrites forms carcinogenic nitrosamine
  • PHENYLENE-DIAMINES, contains carcinogens and other substances that are not thoroughly tested for their cancer-causing properties; contact dermatitis.
  • PROPYLENE GLYCOL, Contact dermatitis
  • FRAGRANCE, different undisclosed ingredients; contact dermatitis

NOTE: Studies have shown that it may be associated with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, multiple myeloma and other cancer types.

Household Products

Ajax Cleanser (Colgate-Palmolive. Inc.)


Unlabeled Toxic Ingredients:

  • CRYSTALLINE SILICA, Carcinogenic; irritates eyes, skin and lungs

NOTE: In 1994 Material Safety and Data Sheet (MSDS) confirmed that silica is carcinogen
(The producers claim to have reduced the level of silica since 1993.)

Zud Heavy Duty Cleanser (Reckitt & Colman. Inc.)


Unlabeled Toxic Ingredient:

  • CRYSTALLINE SILICA, Carcinogen; irritates eyes, skin and lungs (Material Safety and Data Sheet denied its carcinogenic properties)

Lysol Disinfectant Spray (Reckitt & Colman. Inc.)


Labeled or Unlabeled Toxic Ingredient:

  • ORTHOPHENYLPHENOL (OPP): Carcinogen; causes irritation. (Material Safety and Data Sheet denied its cancer-causing properties.)

Zodiac Cat & Dog Flea Collar (Sandoz Agro. Inc).


Labeled Toxic Ingredient:

  • PROPOXUR, Cancer-causing properties; neurotoxin

Ortho Weed-B-Gon Lawn Weed Killer (Monsanto Co.)


Labeled Toxic Ingredient:

  • SODIUM 2,4-DICHLOROPHENOXYACETATE (2,4-D), Carcinogenic; studies show a possible relation with lymphoma, soft tissue sarcoma and other types cancer ; neurotoxin; affects the reproductive system


Beef Frankfurters – (eg. Oscar Mayer Foods Corporation)


Unlabeled Toxic Ingredients:

  • DACTHAL, Carcinogenic (possibly contaminated with dioxin); causes irritation; strong sensitizer
  • DIELDRIN, Carcinogen; xenoestrogen
  • DDT, Carcinogen; xenoestrogen
  • HEPTACHLOR, Carcinogen; neurotoxin; affects the reproductive system; xenoestrogen
  • HEXACHLOROBENZENE, Carcinogen; neurotoxin; teratogenic
  • LINDANE, Carcinogen; neurotoxic; damages blood forming cells
  • HORMONES: Carcinogen; feminizing
  • ANTIBIOTICS: Potential carcinogens, cause allergy and resistance to drugs

Labeled Ingredient:

  • NITRITE, In the reaction with meat amines forms carcinogenic nitrosamines. These increase the risk for childhood cancers.

Whole Milk – (eg. Borden or Lucerne)


Unlabeled Toxic Ingredients:

  • DDT, Carcinogen; xenoestrogen
  • DIELDRIN, Carcinogen; xenoestrogen
  • HEPTACHLOR, Carcinogen; neurotoxin; affects the reproductive system; xenoestrogen
  • HEXACHLOROBENZENE, Carcinogen; neurotoxin; affects the reproductive system
  • ANTIBIOTICS: Potential carcinogens, trigger allergies and resistance to drugs
  • RECOMBINANT BOVINE GROWTH HORMONE and IGF-1: Increases the risk for breast, colon and prostate cancers

Safer Alternative:

rBGH-free Raw Organic

For more information read: Top 10 Most Unhealthy, Cancer-Causing Foods

“What is particularly galling about the “Dirty Dozen”, explains Ralph Nader, “is that these toxic chemicals don’t have to be there. Yet these corporations continue to expose people to health hazards unnecessarily.”

Today there are no warnings on the labels, and you practically do not know whether the products you are buying cause cancer and other health problems or not. You can see foods labeled for cholesterol, but never for any carcinogens.

Cosmetics are labeled for many different ingredients, but not for the most health-threatening. Except for pesticides, many household products offer no information about their content.

Cancer rates increase every day. Science says that about one-third of all of us shall develop cancer, and one-fourth will eventually die from it. Many people are diagnosed with cancer because of the products they use and the food they eat.

Take into consideration other products: Most branded laundry detergents


Toxins can easily enter our organism through the skin. Think twice before washing your clothes in toxins that leave residues behind. A study by Clemson University found that 2% of fabric’s weight actually comes from the laundry detergents. Pay special attention to this, because skin absorbs 75% of fat soluble substances within 26 seconds.

Hidden Toxic Ingredients

Linear alkyl sodium sulfonates (LAS) or ‘anionic surfactants’, carcinogen, affects the reproductive system

Petroleum Distillates, carcinogen, damages lungs, causes lung inflammation and damages the mucous membrane

Phenols, neurotoxins, dangerous for the heart, blood vessels, lungs and kidneys

Sodium hypochlorite (household bleach): In contact with organic materials creates carcinogenic and toxic compounds, and these cause reproductive, endocrine and immune system disorders




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