Benzene is a known carcinogen that is banned in the US and most of the world. Still, there are several benzene-related recalls every year, including a sweeping recall of 19 dry shampoo products manufactured by Unilever in October 2022. Why does benzene contamination keep happening? What is Benzene? Benzene is a colorless or yellow
While weight and body composition have long been associated with cancer risk, researchers in South Korea have evidence that the amount of weight gained and possibly how quickly the weight is added could increase the risk of breast cancer. The database study explored the Korean National Health Insurance Service to identify premenopausal and postmenopausal weight
More people under the age of 50 are diagnosed with cancer than at any time since statistics have been accurately tracked. Modern medicine and improved quality of life should make the rate of early-onset cancer less common, not more. What’s causing this disturbing trend? Like most health issues, it’s never a single variable. A combination
A new study has confirmed that smoking, alcohol, and obesity are the primary factors contributing to more than half of all cancer deaths worldwide. Today, cancer is the second most common cause of death. These three causes are a big part of the reason why. University of Washington Cancer Study: The Basics University of Washington’s
Already linked to elevated cancer risks, researchers have now connected PFAS exposure with high blood pressure in middle-aged women. It’s yet another risk factor associated with PFAS, a family of “forever chemicals” that keep popping up everywhere we look. To date, PFAS have been found in many elements of what might be mistaken as the
Representative Debbie Dingell January 14, 2019 Press Release WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Fred Upton (MI-6), and Dan Kildee (MI-5) introduced bipartisan legislation that designates all PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances and allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to clean up contaminated sites in Michigan and across the country. The EPA currently does
Photo by Srikanta H. U "President Trump this week named a former Dow Chemical Company executive who worked in the company's pesticide division to be chief scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the third major hire of a Dow alumnus in his administration. Trump on Monday announced his intention
Residents of a condominium complex in Petoskey, Michigan recently learned that their home was built on a Superfund site. They also learned that the air in their residences was poisoned with a cancer-causing chemical at 35 times the allowable limit.
Recently I reported that I’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The result I suppose of a perfect storm of some processed foods, less activity than needed and an enormous amount of work-related stress.
Earlier this week I was told I was diabetic. When sharing it with people, some felt maybe this was not the type of news the founder of Less Cancer should broadcast. I am sure that it is exactly the kind of thing to share. Since founding the organization in 2004, I have always been open