It may interest you to know that there are now a total of 248 confirmed human carcinogens this is because seven new substances have recently been classified according to the United States department of Health and Human Services.
Viruses Causing Cancer
It is also revealed that there are five (5) known viruses that have been linked to at least twenty (20) forms of cancer including:
- Multiple types of lymphoma
- Non-melanoma skin cancer
- Stomach cancer
- Lung cancer
- Eye cancer
These five viruses are:
- Merkel cell polyoma virus (MCV)
- Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)
- Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)
- Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpes virus (KSHV)
- Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1)
It is believed that the risk of cancer is high with these five viruses because they have no known cure as of yet and that about 12% of cancers in humans is caused by viruses. This is according to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Toxicology Program director, Linda Birnbaum.
In the case of HIV/AIDS the immune system of the victim is compromised and once this happens the person is left susceptible to cancer.
It has also been revealed that Trichloroethylene (TCE) which is a component of hydrofluorocarbon chemicals is also seen as a human carcinogen and added to the classified list as such.
What is alarming about this discovery is that TCE can easily contaminate the soil, water and even the air of the surrounding area where it is used.
This contamination is fairly common in military bases that uses heavy duty degreasers for which TCE is a major agent.
Another carcinogenic compound is cobalt and this compound is consistently used in the production of metal alloys which can be seen in several household items and are deemed extremely hazardous to human life.
It may interest you to know that vitamin B12 has some elements of nutritional cobalt which is linked with protein and really does not let out any ions, so it’s not hazardous to human health.
While exposure to these carcinogenic compounds increase your risk of cancer, it is worth mentioning that some people are more susceptible than others. For example it is believed that about 11% of smokers actually get lung cancer and people who have never even lit a cigarette may contract the disease. So there are other factors that make some people more prone than others and some of these factors include; age, lifestyle, eating habits and also the genetic makeup on individual.
However, that is not to say that you should smoke as smoking is still a major cause of lung cancer with between 80 to 90% of lung cancer cases in America are directly linked or influenced by cigarettes and a smoker is at a higher risk of having cancer than a non-smoker at a rate of between 15 to 30 times.
Reference: Natural Healing Magazine