All of us break out in a cold sweat as we hear the word ‘Cancer’. And what makes it even more dreary is when we come to know that a lot of everyday habits risk us to cancer! Apart from smoking and drinking, there are a lot of other things that are found to be triggering cancer. Here we have listed 11 everyday activities that can give you cancer in the long run.
#1 Drinking Tap Water
These days, everything is polluted from air to water. Drinking unfiltered water just like tap water can cause cancer in your body. It is better to conduct at-home filtration before drinking tap water.
#2 Drinking Extremely Hot Drinks
Indians cannot live without a hot cup of tea especially during cold weather. While it is okay to drink a hot beverage, drinking overly hot drinks (temperature above 140 degrees Fahrenheit)is linked with esophageal cancer.
#3 Heating Takeout Containers
If you are someone who frequently orders food, read carefully. Never reheat the food in the takeout container, it came in. It is because the material of the container may release cancer-causing chemicals in the food when exposed to high temperatures.
#4 Passive Smoking
Even if you don’t smoke, you are at risk of getting cancer due to secondhand smoke. Try to avoid smoke as much as possible to reduce the risk of getting cancer.
A sedentary lifestyle is the worst thing for your health. Sitting for long hours or not doing any physical activity would not only plague your body but may also trigger the formation of cancer cells in your body.
#6 Wearing drycleaned clothes
The process of dry cleaning uses a chemical named ‘perc’ which is hazardous for human health. People who get their clothes drycleaned very often are at serious risk of developing kidney, esophagus and bladder cancer.
Gardening is a great physical exercise but you should be careful about how you’re doing it. To kill weeds, you might be using weedkiller chemicals which are carcinogenic to humans.
#8 Air Pollution
Air pollution is dangerous as it contains a lot of harmful chemicals along with some cancer-causing agents. Overexposure to air pollution can cause lung and bladder cancer.
#9 Eating Fermented Foods
This might shock you as fermented foods are beneficial for health but not all fermented items are good. Some fermented foods have high amounts of nitrites and nitrates which aren’t good for your body.
#10 Manicure and Pedicure
Sorry ladies but if you are addicted to these, stop it right away. The chemicals used in these procedures may cause skin cancer. Even manicurists are also at risk of developing cancer.
#11 Processed Meat
Meat lovers eat processed meat which increases the risk of colorectal and stomach cancers. Control your intake of processed meats to secure your health.
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