You must have heard this word before but never paid much attention.
Here’s why you should read this article.
A carcinogen is something that can cause you to have cancer. It may be a substance in the air, a product you use, or a chemical in foods and drinks.
Clinical Nutritionist Stella Kimani was on Classic 105, where she discussed matters Cancer.
‘When we’re getting cancer and other diseases, why? I mean we brought ourselves here, The farmer could be feeding you carcinogens. We are seeing alot of weed, herbicides, that have been banned on other countries coming into Kenya.
So before you’re food even gets into your plate the farmer has already started the process of killing you and then the person selling that probably was grown on sewage decides to apply on apples some sort of stuff to make them look shiny so that they look fresh to you, the grapes as well, so the entire food chain is problematic’
Here are things that are carcinogenic, and you had no idea:
- Crispy brown foods – When some vegetables, like potatoes, are heated to high temps, they give off a chemical called acrylamide.
- Formaldehyde – From plywood to some fabrics, this chemical is used in many household products. Studies on lab rats and people who are around formaldehyde at their jobs show it can cause cancer.
- Ultraviolet Rays – Studies show that ultraviolet (UV) rays, whether from the sun or a tanning bed, get absorbed into your skin and damage the cells there. Most skin cancer cases are due to UV rays.
- Processed meat
- Engine Exhaust – Trucks, buses, trains, and even some cars run on diesel fuel. The gas and soot in diesel engine exhaust are believed to cause lung cancer and other types of cancer.