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s/o Carcinogens

What things do you go out of your way to do to avoid carcinogens?

Re: s/o Carcinogens

  • I don't smoke and I try to avoid smokey bars, but that's more because of my allergies/asthma than because of carcinogens. I also try not to drink water bottles that have been in my car for a long time in the heat but that's only because my mom nagged me about it.
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  • I don't smoke, and I try to avoid nuking in bleached plastic containers, but I'm not obsessive about it. With all the stuff I'm exposed to at work, freaking out about things without a clearly-proven causative effect is a little silly.  I'm not going to bathe in a pool of radiation, but I'm not going to stop wearing underwire bras or listening to every bit of sensationalized news.

    ETA: And I'm a sunblock nazi. Again, proven and causative link.

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    With all the stuff I'm exposed to at work, freaking out about things without a clearly-proven causative effect is a little silly.  I'm not going to bathe in a pool of radiation, but I'm not going to stop wearing underwire bras or listening to every bit of sensationalized news.

    Hallelujah! Correlation does NOT equal causation!

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  • I don't smoke, I try not to heat things in plastic, I try to drink filtered water from BPA free bottles/containers, I wear sunscreen.
  • Well I'm not drinking the tap water if I should ever find myself in Norman, OK.

    Other than that, I try to use common sense & live a healthy life. EX: No smoking or long exposure to overly smokey environments. We don't eat all organic but I try my best to limit our exposure to pesticides and things of that nature. I'll pay attention to guidelines when using things that suggest gloves or good ventilation etc. I limit my use of artificial sweetners. Things like that.

     My mom has worked in Oncology for years so if there is something that makes her uneasy in a product I usually take her advice. There are so many things out there and you never know what true & what's not so I try not to obsess. 

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  • Ditto pp's, I don't smoke and try to limit contact with smoke. I haven't really considered the microwaving in plastic containers.
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  • I don't smoke and avoid second-hand smoke and I use sunscreen daily (I had a melanoma scare last year - not fun!).  I try to make sure that we eat fairly clean and we avoid processed foods, sometimes it is hard though, since we both work full-time and don't have a lot of time at night.
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  • I cannot stand to be around smoking, and avoid it at all costs. If I hear something remotely causes cancer, I stay away. The one thing I do not do though is the worst thing possible and that is wear sunscreen --- I am allergic.Highly allergic (hives for weeks and anaphylaxis).  I am also kind of obsessive about eating tons of anti-oxidants and drinking green tea daily. Hoping maybe one day all those antioxidants will pay off and get rid of all my cancer causing free radicals.

  • mh, have you narrowed down which ingredient in sunscreen you're allergic to? I also got pretty serious hives from sunscreen until they started coming out with organic type versions, like Alba, and I am able to use those without reacting.

    I do what most pp do to avoid carcinogens, and also don't char things on the grill. Unless it's a hot dog, but I figure I'm taking my life into my hands anyway with those :D

  • I have gone to the doctor & tried several and I still haven't found on that I don't react to. I eventually gave up trying. I have the same issue with lotions and face washes too though. The night before our wedding I used a new face wash and had hives so badly on my face for my wedding day. I may give the ones you're talking about a try. My husband had 3 serious run ins with melanoma and it scares me to not use anything.

     

    Ps- I am the same way about my hot dogs, have to have them charred or I won't eat them.

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