World Wide Carcinogens Is What our People are Consuming Safe? By Paige Meier
can·cer  ˈkan(t)-sər noun  <ul><li>a  malignant tumor  of potentially  unlimited growth  that expands locally by invasion ...
The Problem at hand… <ul><li>Cancer is responsible for an astounding number of the deaths on this planet.  Many cases are ...
 
Knowledge is Power. <ul><li>20,000 people world wide die from cancer every day </li></ul><ul><li>Far too many of the harmf...
Organizations to Know… <ul><li>Donate money to keep these programs going, enhance research, and fund awareness and legisla...
<ul><li>Milk and Cheese containing  rBGH  or  IGF-1  has been banned from sale in almost all of Europe and Canada </li></u...
Start Greater Awareness NOW <ul><li>The following are several products dangerously high in carcinogens that are common aro...
Fast Food <ul><li>Acrylamide (a chemical carcinogen)  is often put into fast foods… especially  French Fries </li></ul><ul...
Artificial Food Coloring <ul><li>Most AFCs are made from petroleum- derived from petrochemicals and coal tar </li></ul><ul...
PVC: The Poison Plastic <ul><li>When produced or burned, PVC plastic releases dioxins, a group of the most potent syntheti...
Alcohol <ul><li>alcohol increases the risk of  cancer of the mouth, pharynx, larynx and esophagus. The risk of upper respi...
Cigarettes and Tobacco <ul><li>60 carcinogenic  agents have been found in tobacco smoke, and at least  16 in unburned toba...
Are we all gonna’ die? <ul><li>No. </li></ul><ul><li>In short, it seems like too much of almost anything has the potential...
Works Cited Thank you very much… <ul><li>http://cancer.about.com/od/newlydiagnosed/a/whatcancer.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http...
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  1. 1. World Wide Carcinogens Is What our People are Consuming Safe? By Paige Meier
  2. 2. can·cer ˈkan(t)-sər noun <ul><li>a malignant tumor of potentially unlimited growth that expands locally by invasion and systemically by metastasis </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer results when a cell starts dividing out of control, even though the body doesn’t need it to tumor is formed </li></ul><ul><li>Carcinogen - any substance or radiation that is directly involved in the promotion of cancer . They act similarly to viruses, and reprogram cells’ DNA. </li></ul>The tumor spreads from the origin to distant places in the body Cancer cells break off from the main tumor and infect the nearby tissue
  3. 3. The Problem at hand… <ul><li>Cancer is responsible for an astounding number of the deaths on this planet. Many cases are contributed to by repeated exposures to carcinogens in our daily lives. The National Institutes of Health names fifty-four known compounds that are carcinogens. How is it that governing bodies have failed to inform the public about critical scientific information on avoidable causes of cancer from carcinogenic ingredients and contaminants in consumer products and foods? How is it that so much of the population receives no education on making simple healthy choices to help prevent these diseases? The best line of defense people around the world can take on cancer is to BE AWARE. </li></ul>“ From the womb to old age, people around the world are exposed to countless carcinogens in their food, air, water and consumer goods” ~Dr. Ted Schettler, Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network. &quot;Cancer is a growing pandemic – and an enemy that no single organization, or nation for that matter, can defeat alone.” ~ John R. Seffrin, Chief Executive Officer of the American Cancer Society &quot;Cancer is responsible for 1 in 8 deaths worldwide. In fact, cancer causes more deaths than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined.” ~Otis W. Brawley, MD, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society
  4. 5. Knowledge is Power. <ul><li>20,000 people world wide die from cancer every day </li></ul><ul><li>Far too many of the harmful ingredients in products today merit no warning labels </li></ul><ul><li>A glaring Information Gap exists between Developed and Developing nations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In addition, foods and products containing carcinogens are often cheaper than those without, so poor populations may have limited alternatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>&quot;This cancer burden is also increasing as people in the developing countries adopt western lifestyles such as cigarette smoking, higher consumption of saturated fat and calorie-dense foods, and reduced physical activity,&quot; says American Cancer Society epidemiologist Ahmedin Jemal, MD </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consequently there is also a Survival Gap </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing countries often struggle with adequate sanitation and medical care </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Infection-related cancers (like stomach or cervical) are three times more likely in developing countries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Treatments are expensive and extensive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately 81% of American Women survive breast cancer for five years after diagnosis while only 32% of Sub-Saharan African Women do </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Organizations to Know… <ul><li>Donate money to keep these programs going, enhance research, and fund awareness and legislative campaigns </li></ul><ul><li>Donate TIME </li></ul>Ways to Help… American Cancer Society Susan G. Komen Foundation World Health Organization International Union Against Cancer Improving Cancer Education Program of Action for Cancer Therapy Lance Armstrong Foundation International Agency for Research on Cancer National Cancer Institute The list goes on… Participate in a Relay for Life or Race for the Cure Take time to educate others on healthy cancer prevention
  6. 7. <ul><li>Milk and Cheese containing rBGH or IGF-1 has been banned from sale in almost all of Europe and Canada </li></ul>Moooving in the Right Direction… <ul><li>In January of 1989, the European Economic Commission also banned meat containing synthetic sex hormones including Diethylstilbestrol (DES) </li></ul>
  7. 8. Start Greater Awareness NOW <ul><li>The following are several products dangerously high in carcinogens that are common around the globe </li></ul><ul><li>It is hard to imagine the thousands and thousands more…. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, take a look at the Cancer Prevention Coalition’s “Dirty Dozen” list: http://www.preventcancer.com/consumers/general/dirty_dozen.htm </li></ul>
  8. 9. Fast Food <ul><li>Acrylamide (a chemical carcinogen) is often put into fast foods… especially French Fries </li></ul><ul><li>Products high in carbs. Cooked at very high temperatures have the most acrylamide. </li></ul><ul><li>Studies show it contributes to cancers in the digestive tract and breast cancer. </li></ul><ul><li>Acrylamide is commonly used in wastewater treatment, paper making, ore processing, and dye manufacturing. </li></ul><ul><li>Eating some FF is OK… too much is extremely bad for your health </li></ul><ul><li>Umm…yummy </li></ul>5.57 oz. per serving 6.72 oz. per serving 5.39 oz. per serving (31,000 Restaurants in 118 countries) (12,000 Restaurants in 73 countries) (6,600 Restaurants Worldwide)
  9. 10. Artificial Food Coloring <ul><li>Most AFCs are made from petroleum- derived from petrochemicals and coal tar </li></ul><ul><li>The Center for Science in the Public Health, a consumer advocacy group, tried to get the FDA to ban eight artificial food colors: Red 3 and Red 40 , Blue 1 and Blue 2 , Yellow 5 and Yellow 6 , Green 3 , and Orange B . </li></ul><ul><li>FIVE of these are still in foods today and are linked with cancer in animal testing; Chemically, their molecular structures are very similar to other food additives that have been banned for being proven carcinogens. </li></ul><ul><li>They are linked mostly to cancer of the kidneys and bladder </li></ul>(Gatorade accounted for 80% of World sports drink sales in 2007) (85 billion Goldfish crackers are consumed each year in 40 countries )
  10. 11. PVC: The Poison Plastic <ul><li>When produced or burned, PVC plastic releases dioxins, a group of the most potent synthetic chemicals ever tested, which can cause cancer and harm the immune and reproductive systems. </li></ul><ul><li>PVC is found in: H20 bottles, plastic cups, childrens’ toys, shower curtains, new car, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Anything new and plastic that smells funky probably has PVC </li></ul><ul><li>After September 11th, the EPA measured the highest air concentrations of dioxins ever near ground zero, likely due to the combustion of PVC and other chlorinated materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Cancer risks include angiosarcoma of the liver, lung cancer, brain cancer, lymphomas, leukemia, and liver cirrhosis. </li></ul>(In 1993, over half (103,000 tons) of all PVC used in Australia was for plumbing alone .)
  11. 12. Alcohol <ul><li>alcohol increases the risk of cancer of the mouth, pharynx, larynx and esophagus. The risk of upper respiratory tract cancer is greatly increased if drinkers also smoke . Alcohol also increase the risk of liver cancer and probably increases the risk for colon, rectal and breast cancer. </li></ul>Cancer of the liver is preceded by alcoholic liver cirrhosis which develops after years of drinking . The tissues in your liver are replaced by fibrous scar tissue; the fibrous parts can’t function
  12. 13. Cigarettes and Tobacco <ul><li>60 carcinogenic agents have been found in tobacco smoke, and at least 16 in unburned tobacco </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and Nitrosamines – groups of dangerous DNA-damaging chemicals; Cadmium - used in batteries; Acrolein - formerly used as a chemical weapon </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cancers linked: lung, oral cavity, nasal cavity, larynx, oropharynx, hypopharynx, esophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas, bladder, ureter, kidney and cervix, and myeloid leukemia </li></ul><ul><li>Cigarettes cause 87% of lung cancer deaths </li></ul>
  13. 14. Are we all gonna’ die? <ul><li>No. </li></ul><ul><li>In short, it seems like too much of almost anything has the potential to cause cancer….DO NOT DESPAIR! </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Just be careful with what you expose your body to, especially: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>artificially processed foods with weird chemicals </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drugs, alcohol, and tobacco </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Extreme air or water pollution </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Also, remember that your genetic makeup, age, viruses, and other factors out of your control can contribute to cancer. Above All: Keep Informed and Keep Informing
  14. 15. Works Cited Thank you very much… <ul><li>http://cancer.about.com/od/newlydiagnosed/a/whatcancer.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.advancedhealthplan.com/acrylamide.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://artificialcolor.wetpaint.com/?t=anon </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.besafenet.com/pvc/about.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.childrenshomeofrdg.org/images/626000sm.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rawmilktruth.com/images/cow.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.preventcancer.com/consumers/general/dirty_dozen.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a9/Alcohol_consumption_per_capita_world_map.PNG </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.who.int/tobacco/mpower/mpower_graph_p19.gif </li></ul><ul><li>http://archive.greenpeace.org/toxics/reports/cfap/cfapm3.html#6.2 . </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.uicc.org/advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.cancer.org/docroot/NWS/content/NWS_1_1x_Leading_Cancer_Organizations_Team_Up_For_Global_Cancer_Fight.asp </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20071217/2007-world-cancer-deaths-top-7-million </li></ul>

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