Children, especially young infants who are still developing, are uniquely susceptible to these toxicants. The list of carcinogens contaminating our daily lives is long. It includes:
Carcinogenic toxins are virtually everywhere. They are found in our food, water, air, furniture, and even our clothing.
- Pesticides and herbicides sprayed on our food supply in order to control insects and weeds.
- Lead and arsenic in public water supplies, edible plants treated with such contaminated water, and even found in many baby foods.
- Polyflouralkys (PFAS) used in cosmetics manufacturing including lipsticks, eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, foundation and other make-up products.
- Retinyl Acetate, Butylparaben, BHT, and Oxybenzone found in sunscreens and lotions.
- Shampoos containing Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylparaben, and Methylparasben.
- Bisphenol-A (BPA) found in canned food containers, liners, and hard plastic water bottles.
- Asbestos and coal tar in building materials.
- Benzene present in crude oil production and frequently used in the chemical industry as a solvent.
- Beryllium from the generation and transmission of electrical power, nuclear reactors, and the manufacture of aerospace components.
- Cadmium from the production of rechargeable batteries used in electronics and electric vehicles.
- Chromium from industries such as stainless steel production, metal finishing, and shed in the process of welding.
- Formaldehyde from pressed woods during manufacture and subsequent use.
- Nickel from metal-working industries including mining and welding.
- Vinyl Chloride– from the manufacture of vinyl products
- Tobacco smoke, including second-hand tobacco smoke, which contains at least 69 known carcinogens including arsenic, coal-tar by-products, benzene, cadmium, nickel, and formaldehyde.
In addition to cancer, exposures to these harmful chemicals can lead to learning and behavioral impairments, developmental delays, reproductive harm, and chronic diseases including autoimmune disease, asthma, and obesity.