The sunbeds

It has long been known that UV exposure to repeated sessions of solarium accelerate skin aging and are sometimes the cause of skin cancer. And exposure to sunlight is not much better. Vitamin D, whose production is triggered by sunlight, is good for the skin condition smear every two hours of sunscreen to cover their heads and wear sunglasses.

Arsenic in drinking water

This highly toxic chemical used in the industry, but is found in drinking water, generally in the groundwater. Arsenic causes skin cancer, liver, and lung as well as problems in the kidney and bladder.

Chinese fish

No, you will not catch cancer in sticking to your weekly take-out Chinese. However, the International Cancer Research Centre warns against the highly salted and marinated fish of Asia and North Africa. These foods have a very high content of nitrates and nitrites. In the event of chemical reaction with proteins, they can damage DNA.


has long been known that smoking very seriously damages health. A heavy smoker short 900% more likely to develop lung cancer. But passive smoking and chewing tobacco are carcinogenic. If you grow up in an environment where one smokes daily, you run 25% more likely to get lung cancer even if they do not smoke themselves. According to figures from the World Health Organisation, tobacco use costs each year the lives of over 5 million people, while 600 000 people die from passive exposure to toxic fumes.

alcoholic beverages

According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, excessive alcohol consumption increases the risk of breast cancer, liver, esophagus, mouth and throat.

Exposure to chemicals during your practice

Some jobs are riskier than others. Thus, the chimney sweep trade, painter, carpenter and furniture cobbler are on the “black list”. People in these occupations are at risk of excessive exposure to soot, benzene, lignin and leather dust. These substances increase the risk of leukemia, lung cancer and cancer of the nose. The only glimmer of hope is that we can protect themselves by using a mask and that at present, most fireplaces are ramonées mechanically.

hormone treatments

Both methods of contraception that menopause treatments to estrogen and progestin to slightly increase the risk of cancer. Hormonal contraception increases the risk of cervical cancer while a menopause treatment may cause venous thrombosis and breast cancer. However, many researchers believe that hormonal contraception has many advantages such as a protective effect against ovarian cancer.

A complete list of International Agency for Research on Cancer here. (MVM)