I bought BPA-free bottles for my filtered water. But on a visit to the radiology department last spring, a pair of red brackets highlighted something worrisome on the ultrasound monitor. Invasive lobular carcinoma—a malignant breast tumor.
There have long been suggestions, disseminated through social media and alternative health websites, that drinking cold water can significantly increase a person's risk of getting cancer. Your first reaction might be to laugh aloud and shrug this off as a piece of quack science. But is this really the best way to dispel an unfounded belief?
Those that are new to Breast Cancer UK and are hearing our concerns for the first time are surprised by the evidence we are able to put before them, but are eager to take our information, sign up to our newsletter and want to find out more. There are many theories as to what causes breast cancer and at LNLY we were occasionally challenged as to why we focus on the chemicals we do, but exclude topic areas such as fluoride or chlorine in drinking water, or consumption of meat and dairy. The simple answer is that we focus on the chemicals we believe to be of most concern according to the available scientific data.
This week, Chief Medical Officers announced new guidelines on alcohol consumption which suggest that drinking any level of alcohol increases the risk of a range of cancers. These came into effect on 8 January, but the wording of the guidelines is still open to comment until 1 April. Work started inand a thorough review of new scientific evidence was led by a panel of experts in public health, behavioural science and alcohol studies.
Many decades after fluoride was first added to drinking water in some parts of the United States, there is still controversy about the possible health effects of drinking water fluoridation. Many people have strong views either for or against water fluoridation. Their concerns are based on everything from legitimate scientific research, to freedom of choice issues, to government conspiracy theories.
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Dear EarthTalk: I am very concerned about the amount of chlorine in my tap water. I called my water company and they said it is safe just let the tap run for awhile to rid the smell of the chlorine. But that just gets rid of the smell, perhaps, not the chlorine?
Drinking water contaminated by wastewater is a potential source of exposure to mammary carcinogens and endocrine disrupting compounds from commercial products and excreted natural and pharmaceutical hormones. These contaminants are hypothesized to increase breast cancer risk. Cape Cod, Massachusetts, has a history of wastewater contamination in many, but not all, of its public water supplies; and the region has a history of higher breast cancer incidence that is unexplained by the population's age, in-migration, mammography use, or established breast cancer risk factors.
Arsenic is a natural element that can be found in rocks and soil, water, air, and in plants and animals. People can also be exposed to arsenic in the environment from some agricultural and industrial sources. Although it is sometimes found in its pure form as a steel grey metal, arsenic is usually part of chemical compounds.
First, the good news: You probably won't get cancer. That is, if you have a healthy lifestyle. Diet, exercise, and avoidance of tobacco products are, of course, your first line of defense, but recent research has uncovered many small, surprising ways you can weave even more disease prevention into your everyday life. Try these novel strategies and your risk could dwindle even more.