I actually wrote this article (see link below) a few days ago but just had it published today. It’s pretty topical following a new report that states that cellphone use may increase the risk of brain cancer. It isn’t conclusive but it does show a need for further research.
It is a topic that has interested me on a personal level but does not give me cause to blame or to ditch my phone. Rather, it got me thinking more about the things we do know about cancer and can change. The obvious one being the evil cigarettes; they drag you in, hold you there and then infect your lungs. Sun exposure is another – I’ve always taken care to use a high factor sunscreen but have recently read about how the chemicals in some of them can also be dangerous. Sometimes it feels like you’re left without options! I just got my mail order sunscreen today – Purple Botanics; a natural, harmless sunscreen with all the protection (along with their natural bug repellent). A lesser known evil is the aluminum content in your deodorant – who knew that being body odor free could come at a high price? I switched mine a couple of months ago with the hope that I’m not too late to decrease my risk of breast cancer. I haven’t even made a dent in the cancer discussion with these few points. The whole cancer world is a minefield! It can, and does affect absolutely anyone. And, although research is constant and we have started the fight, we are along way off winning the battle.