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Originally posted by coffeeaddict
Can i just ask other ats members if they think they know the reason why across the globe the number of cancer cases seems to be increasing every year
The role played by stress in the causation of cancer is so great that it would not be an exaggeration to say that 80% or more cancer cases have their immediate origin in some form of mental pressure or strain. Grief, distress, fear, worry and anger are emotions which have horrible effects on the body's functions. Researchers have discovered that these emotions cause the release of chemicals from the brain called neuropeptides. These potent compounds have a profound immune-suppresive action. Scientists have traced a pathway from the brain to the immune cells proving that negative emotions can stop the immune cells dead in their tracks. This results in part from the release of chemicals from nerve endings. Once this happens, harmful microbes or cancer cells can invade any tissue in the body.
(Source: Eat Right or Die Young, Dr. Cass Igram, Literary Visions Inc., 1989)
Originally posted by coffeeaddict
Can i just ask other ats members if they think they know the reason why across the globe the number of cancer cases seems to be increasing every year,my mum has cancer she has never smoked/drank and ate a good diet is there a link between the hole in the ozone layer or is there more to it than that .
Originally posted by asala
Sorry to hear about you mum, I know its a hard time for you,
hmm I think in one way we are just getting more advanced in spotting cancer, But yes the increase is scary,
Im sure others here will have theroys on this,
Originally posted by Yarcofin
My biology teacher told me that essentially everything causes cancer. Processed/lunch meat almost always has nitrites in it that relate to cancer. Peanut butter can cause it. Even healthy things, such as orange juice, contribute to cancer in some way in large enough and prolonged enough exposure.
In a draft report released Monday, the majority of members on an EPA scientific advisory board that reviewed the agency's report concluded that PFOA, also known as C-8, is "likely" to be carcinogenic to humans, and that the EPA should conduct cancer risk assessments for a variety of tumors found in mice and rats.
In the report, the EPA raised concerns that the chemical could be present in human blood nationwide, and showed a potential for "developmental and other effects" in animal studies. DuPont acknowledges that the presence of PFOA in human blood raises questions, and says they are working to minimize people's exposure to PFOA, although, to date, no human health effects have been found.
Dr. Mercola's Comment:
I previously ran a news item detailing the dangers of using products coated with Teflon. Specifically, the article reported that PFOA has been appearing in people and animals worldwide -- one study even found that in 23 states, 96 percent of 598 children tested had traces of the chemical in their blood.
PFOA in River Water.
Scientists found PFOA in Mobile River in Mobile, Alabama, in all six samples, at an average concentration of 0.055 ppb.  Other PFCs were more broadly detected in the same study - in the Port St. Lucie River in Florida; the Chattahoochee River in Georgia; Mobile River, Three Mile Creek, Tennessee River and Flint Creek in Alabama; Hiwassee River in Tennessee; and in the Texas Bayou in Pensacola, Florida.