These Dangerous Places in Your Home That May Give You Cancer

Your couch and kitchen countertops may be hiding carcinogens
The Dangerous Places in Your Home That May Give You Cancer

In America, the disease in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and destroy body tissue, kills more than half a million people a year, making cancer the second leading cause of death in the country, exceeded only by heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC).[slideshow:104663]

What increases the risk of cancer is a complicated questions with many answers. When it comes to prevention, most people concentrate on lowering alcohol consumption, quitting cigarette smoking and protecting yourself from the sun. All of these can significantly lower the odds.

But people should also consider other possibilities, such as toxins in your home. They seem to be all around us, even though we hardly ever see or smell them.

This is especially disheartening when you consider that some forms of cancer cannot be screened for; some grow for long before they cause pain, others very rapidly; people don’t go for annual checkups because they are scared of the potential results or don’t have insurance; and that many have non-specific warning signs.

Click here to see the most dangerous places in your home that may cause cancer