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What exactly is a carcinogen…

Basically a carcinogen is any substance, nuclear atom, or radiation that promotes the formation of cancer.

There are 4 Classes of these Carcinogens:

  • Group 1 = Carcinogenic to humans   things like Alcohol, Asbestos, Arsenic, Benzene (found in gasoline, dyes, detergents, drugs, pesticides, glues, cleaning products and adhesives),  Coal, Diesel engine exhaust, estrogen therapy, formaldehyde (found in new furniture, fabrics, clothing and flooring materials),  Certain Viruses, Outdoor air pollution, processed meats, radiation of all forms and exposure, tobacco (1st and 2nd hand), UV radiation, tanning beds and much more.
  • Group 2A = Probably carcinogenic to humans.  Things like anabolic steroids, many prescription medications, many industrial chemicals, high temperature fried foods, glyphosate (herbicides like roundup), hairdresser exposure, insecticides, red meat (much research shows this but it is never done on slow and low cooked organic meats, which I think are fine in moderation), night shift work, foreign implanted tissues in the body,
  • Group 2B = Possibly carcinogenic to humans.  Things like food colorings, many chemicals in home, work place and environment, some heavy metals like lead, some more viruses, progestin meds and contraceptives, other meds, wireless phones and other EMFs, and so much more.
  • Group 3 = Not classifiable as to its carcinogenicity.  A large array of many items not yet studied or tested.
  • Group 4 = Probably not carcinogenic to humans. A mix of proven and not proven substances that “probably are not carcinogenic to humans”.
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With all this exposure we get on a daily basis, no wonder cancer is so common…

Basically think of cancer as an accumulation of these carcinogens. Over time it fills up our cup to where our bodies can no longer cope and we then get cancer.  While all these big companies are looking for the cure, no one is talking about the cause.  Why is that?… My guess is that there is no money in the causes. There is a ton of money in looking for cures.  Catch the part of “looking” I didn't say finding. 

Now lets talk about the Top 5 routes and Forms of Common Carcinogen Exposures:

1. Inhalation through Lungs

  • Air Pollution  -  Diesel Fumes  -  Automobile Exhaust   -   Coal  -   Tobacco
  • Polycyclic aromatic Hydrocarbons or PAHs for short = Toxins Released from Burning Coal, Gasoline, Trash, Wood and Tobacco
  • Indoor Air Pollutants = Radon, Asbestos and Benzene
  • Daily Home Products = Non-Stick Cookware, Cleaning Products, Scented Candles, Air Fresheners, Cigarettes, Art Supplies, Paint, Glues, and Adhesives

2. Absorption through Skin via Carcinogenic Skin Contact from toiletries, cleaning products, cleaning products and more.

3. Ingestion via Food and Beverage

  • Barbecued, grilled, broiled, and smoke­-cured meats / Processed Meats
  • Roasted, baked, and fried foods prepared by high temperature processing
  • Breads, cereals, and grains in part from gas or flame drying of grains
  • Vegetables grown in contaminated soil or with surface contaminants
  • Benzene / Benzoate in Sodas, Liquid Smoke, Smoked and Roasted Foods
  • Water Supply – Tainted with chemicals like Chlorine, Fluoride and Arsenic
  • Pesticides = sprayed and in food supply
  • Alcohol
  • Medications

4. Injections via Vaccines, IV Drugs, Chemotherapy and Tattoos

5. Ambient Exposure via Radiation, Artificial Lighting and UV Rays

  • Cancer Treatments
  • X-Rays and Air Travel
  • Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)
  • Sunlamps and Sun Tanning Beds

Now you know the many cancer causing carcinogens and the amount of daily exposure we get.  The big question now is… how do we minimize our risks, exposure level and repair our bodies.

Blue plate with letter tiles that read, DETOX

Well the best solution is to Detox, tests and lifestyle

  1. Test SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) for DNA genetic variations
  2. Eliminate Exposure of Toxins such as traditional house cleaners, personal care products, and foods. Go more natural and organic.
  3. Hydrate: ½ body weight daily in filtered water.  If you are dehydrated you don’t eliminate toxins very well.
  4. Ensure adequate amino acid intake (fish and eggs), glutathione, and B vitamins to help clear toxins
  5. Increase high fiber and sulfur rich foods including eggs, onions, and cabbage for absorbing and clearing toxins
  6. Integrate sweating and sauna 3 to 4 times a week to help remove toxins through our lymphatics, glands and fluids.
  7. Integrate a good liver flush such as this liver gall bladder flush linked here to Pray Love Wellness
  8. Incorporate regular interval and therapeutic fasting, this puts the body in a state of cleansing and repair.  But you can definitely over do it so moderation is key.
  9. Take Bindatox™ daily to absorb and remove recent and stored toxins, heavy metals and radiation.  That is why I developed bindatox…I wanted the best binding detox supplement to give to my patients, family and friends. Now it is available to the public.

The Fine Print

The statements in this article have not been evaluated by the FDA.  The nutritional information, suggestions, and research provided are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease and should not be used as a substitute for sound medical advice.  Please see your health care professional in all matters pertaining to your physical health. This article was written for educational purposes only by Dr. Dylan Foster, DC, PScD, CFMP, ONC.  of  Everyone and every situation is different.  Please see your health care physician for any of your healthcare needs.

5 thoughts on “Top Cancer Causing Carcinogens”

  1. Debra A Holthaus

    I am trying to find recipes for a friend going through chemo. I would like to take her several meals that she can eat while at home.

    1. My personal suggestion is that she should ideally eat ketogenic, for it has been found to help reduce chemo bad symptoms and provide better overall results. however i know most wont do that so the next best is a more paleo type diet. i like to say, eat what God or Nature gave us, not what man has made. my wife has a few good recipes at if interested. There are many great online and pintrest paleo or western Mediterranean diet recipes that would be good. just keep food clean, ideally organic so no extra pesticides or herbicides going into your friends body. Disclaimer: don’t take this as medical advice, rather educational purposes only. Always recommend to speak to your doctor for medical advice.

  2. Very informative article! I need to do a sweep of my home and rid our family of harmful products that I have not given a second thought too! We have been making more organic diet choices, but have not made the transition in cleaning products/candles/cookware, etc.
    Thank you for dedicating your life to educating others!

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