Here are the top 4 chemicals cancer survivors should avoid
Endocrine disrupting chemicals
Parabens & Pthalates. These chemicals are found in many of our personal care products, soaps, haircare, cosmetics. Changing the hormone system leads to the development of tumors (cancerous and benign). Propyl Paraben (PP) is a common preservative found in many snack foods. PP has been shown to accelerate the growth of breast cancer cells. Pthalates have lead to early onset of puberty and has been linked to breast cancer development later in life by those women who fell into this group. Avoid plastic packaging and containers containing Pthalates. Read more about endocrine disruptors here: http://www.doctornoreen.com/
BPA has not only been linked to breast cancer, it may also interfere with chemotherapy treatment. Use BPA free containers or PVC-free butcher or wax paper, cellulose wrap, parchment paper. Avoid canned food items. Almost all cans are lined with BPA so that foods do not stick to the can. Read more about the prevalence of BPA here: http://www.doctornoreen.com/
Styrene is used to make styrofoam. It is carcinogenic to mammary tissue in animals and suspected human carcinogen. Never reheat foods in styrofoam containers and do not use disposable styrofoam plates for parties/routine use. It easily melts when hot foods or heat (any type including microwaves).
Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen according to the World Health Organization (WHO) & National Toxicology Program (NTP). Formaldehyde is used so extensively that all of us have some low level exposure in a daily basis. You can find formaldehyde in cosmetics, nail polish, lotion, the adhesives in our vehicles (new car smell), carpets, as a preservative, faux woods, plywood, treated/pressed fabrics, cabinets, furniture, fabric pigment dyes, disinfectants. Read the multiple sources and how to reduce your exposure to formaldehyde here http://www.doctornoreen.com/