What Doesn’t Cause Cancer?!
Cancer. The word alone gives me the heebie jeebies. It’s a scary disease that somehow touches all of our lives, especially nowadays when it seems like everything causes this deadly disease. Yes, we already know that smoking causes cancer; even if you ignore the doctors, it literally says so on the pack. And tanning is pretty stupid too. Fine, we get it.
So don’t smoke and limit sun exposure and you’re okay right?
Ha, I wish.
New studies literally come out every day blaming everyday products for causing the disease. We are constantly being bombarded by contradicting information. Doctors say don’t have too much sugar because its not good for you and dentists say only chew sugar-free gum. Only problem is that most things that are sugar-free have aspartame, which, you know, causes cancer. Ok, so, fine; I’m willing to sacrifice my FAVORITE foods, drinks (bye bye, sugar-free vanilla latte) and my gum addiction if it means preventing some sort of cancerous growth inside of me.
But that’s not enough. It only gets better (or worse).
Studies have shown that there are cancer-causing substances in soap, toothpaste, shampoos, and makeup. So, no food, and no showering, and then I’m okay?
Nope, not yet.
Because if I decide not to shower, at least I should stock up on deodorant if I still wanna have friends. But that doesn’t work either, because, apparently, deodorant causes cancer, too.
Hmm.. alright. I’m sorta running out of options here. Maybe I should literally just sit in a dark candlelit room (lights probably cause cancer, duh!) and relax all day, everyday with some books and music. I’m safe then, right?
Nope. I must be crazy! That is the most dangerous option of all since candles cause cancer now, too!
What. The. H-E-Double Hockey Sticks? Is there anything out there that’s safe?!