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The single greatest contributing factor to childhood cancers and asthma is fragrance based products.
A number of studies are examining suspected or possible risk factors for childhood cancers, including early-life exposures to infectious agents; parental, fetal, or childhood exposures to environmental toxins such as pesticides, solvents, or other household chemicals; parental occupational exposures to radiation or chemicals; parental medical conditions during pregnancy or before conception; maternal diet during pregnancy; early postnatal feeding patterns and diet; and maternal reproductive history. Researchers are also studying the risks associated with maternal exposures to oral contraceptives, fertility drugs, and other medications; familial and genetic susceptibility; and risk associated with exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
High levels of ionizing radiation from accidents or from radiotherapy have been linked with increased risk of some childhood cancers. Children with cancer treated with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy may be at increased risk for developing a second primary cancer. For example, certain types of chemotherapy, including alkylating agents or topoisomerase II inhibitors (e.g., epipodophyllotoxins), can cause an increased risk of leukemia.
Recent research has shown that children with AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), like adults with AIDS, have an increased risk of developing certain cancers, predominantly non-Hodgkin lymphoma and Kaposi sarcoma. These children also have an additional risk of developing leiomyosarcoma (a type of muscle cancer). Certain genetic syndromes (e.g., Li-Fraumeni syndrome, neurofibromatosis, and Gorlin syndrome) have been linked to an increased risk of specific childhood cancers.
Children with Down syndrome have an increased risk of developing leukemia. Low levels of radiation exposure from indoor radon have not been significantly associated with childhood leukemias.
Ultrasound use during pregnancy has not been linked with childhood cancer in numerous large studies. Residential magnetic field exposure from power lines has not been significantly associated with childhood leukemias.
Pesticides have been suspected to be involved in the development of certain forms of childhood cancer based on interview data. However, interview results have been inconsistent and have not yet been validated by physical evidence of pesticides in the child’s body or environment.
No consistent findings have been observed linking specific occupational exposures of parents to the development of childhood cancers.
Several studies have found no link between maternal cigarette smoking before pregnancy and childhood cancers, but increased risks have been related to the father’s smoking habits in studies in the United Kingdom and China.
Little evidence has been found to link specific viruses or other infectious agents to the development of most types of childhood cancers, though investigators worldwide are exploring the role of exposures of very young children to some common infectious agents that may protect children from, or put them at risk for, developing certain leukemias.
I think most people fail to understand how bad the chemicals are. Many people tell me that I am exaggerating. I then pose a challenge to them...I ask them to ingest a single teaspoon of the fragrance orally. None of them will take me up on the challenge.
Originally posted by gabby2011
I'd rather smell perfume or cologne over the methane gasses some people emit from time to time.edit on 18-12-2011 by gabby2011 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by StealthyKatscent that isn't really noticeable unless you are close.