According to the American Cancer Society, cancer is the No. 2 cause of death in the US, second only to heart disease. One in two men and one in three women will get cancer in their lifetimes.
A scary thought, to say the least, but don’t throw in the towel just yet. Researchers have found that there is a strong connection between cancer, breathing in certain substances, the foods that we eat and even using certain kinds of plastics ups your risk, knowing this list helps make these items avoidable.
Here are some known carcinogens (cancer-causers), as well as a few more things scientists are zeroing in on as prime suspects.