6-Cancer Causing Products That We Use Everyday:

Health Care

By Komal Mahajan

Cancer CureYes, you heard it right! Hidden cancer risk lurk in our rooms?

Hello! Readers, Let’s be real. Between juggling work, family, and that ever-growing to-do list, who has time to worry about the everyday toxins that are available in our everyday products? But Hey! I believe that knowledge is power and when it comes to our health, a little awareness can a long way. So, buckle up, we are diving deep into the world of everyday products that might have hidden cancer risks.

Cancer-causing products

1. Non-Stick Saviors Or Silent Assassins

Our beloved Teflon pans, whisks and toaster ovens make life easier, right? But here’s the thing: under the high heat these nonstick coatings can release chemicals known as PFAS ( per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances). These small buggers linger in our bodies and increase the risk of various cancer, which includes kidney as well as testicular.

Non Stick Cookware

Alternative Option:

So, please ditch the overheated nonstick and embrace cast iron, stainless steel or ceramic cookware.  Your health will say thank you to you.

2.Processed Meats:

Junk food like Hot dogs, bacon, and salami – they are indeed delicious staples in many households. But the convenience comes with a cost. Processed meats are classified as carcinogenic by the World Health Organization. Do you know the culprits? They are nitrates and nitrites that are used for the preservations. They react with the proteins in our bodies to form the harmful compounds. So if you want to enjoy the occasional sausage, is it not a death sentence but moderation is the key.

Processed meat

Alternative Option:

Try to opt for plant-based protein or fresh meats, or poultry whenever you can.

3. Cleaning with the chemicals: Not so fast!

We scrub, we spray, we polish all in the name of a sparkling clean home. But many of our household cleaners are packed with harsh chemicals like bleach, ammonia and formaldehyde. They can cause irritation to our lungs and skin. Long-term exposure can lead to increased risk of certain cancers.

Cleaning Products

Alternative Option:

Ditch the chemical-based cocktails and embrace the natural alternatives like baking soda, vinegar and lemon juice. They will clean your surfaces as effectively as the chemical products.



4.The Beauty Trap: Hidden toxins of Personal Care products:

You cannot imagine that the shampoos, lotions and make up products involve a whole lot of chemicals. Parabens , phthalates and formaldehyde are major bombarding nuggets present in personal care products.  The prolonged use of these products cause the high risk of cancer. Since these products have been linked with the hormone disruption problem.

Alternative Suggestion:

Try to opt for natural or organic products. Also you can try for the “paraben free” products or “phthalate-free”. Your skin will thank you and your body might appreciate you.

5.Tobacco Products:

The consumables like tobacco, and cigars are harmful and have severe effect on the body. Try to avoid the mind adulterants, the effects can cause to severe issue of various types of cancer like mouth, throat, kidney, stomach etc.

Have some natural soothers in replacements of tobacco or caffeine products.

Tobacco Products

6.The Silent Threat: Air Pollution in Our Homes:

Yes, you heard it right we do have it in our homes. We usually think air pollution as something outdoors, but the air inside our homes can be just as bad . But you can thank God, to the dust mites mold, off gassing furniture and carpets. These indoor pollutants can cause irritate our airways and increase the risk of respiratory illness, including lung cancer. Regular vacuuming, dusting and airing out your home is really crucial. Invest in a good air purifier can also be act as a smart move.


Please remember, I don’t want to say that we need to leave everything. Or to stay in a fear, but about making some informed choices. You are valued to us, by being aware of the potential risks lurking in our everyday products we feel its our responsibility. So take small steps, towards healthier life. Swap with the alternatives  and breadth easy.

Common Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Are non-stick pans safe for use?

Ans: Non stick pans are usually safe to use unless there is some scratch on it or overheated. When the Teflon coating is overheated, it releases PFAS into the air. This chemical can lead to cancer.

Q: Are processed meat bad for you?

Ans: The processed meat are classified as carcinogenic by WHO. This means they have caused cancer in humans. The main reason is the presence of nitrate and nitrites which cause damage to our DNA and increase the risk of the cancer.

What are the cancer causing compounds found in everyday food

There is a chemical named nitrosamine, that has been detected in foods including cured meat, processed fish, alcoholic beer etc

What are the worst food that can cause cancer?

a)Red meat like beef, pork, venison and lamb
b) Processed meat
c) Alcohol
d) Ultra processed food and drinks
e)Food and drinks with added sugar

Some other resources to explore

Checkout our web story for a little more revision of the knowledge that we have gained so far.

Let’s talk ! What are your biggest concerns about the hidden toxin in our everyday products? Share your thoughts and tips in the comments below. Together we can create a healthier environment.

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Komal Mahajan, Co- Founder of Healwell Surgitech.

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