Wide Use of Carcinogenic Herbicides in Golf Courses
Substantial evidence of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, colorectal, brain, and prostate cancers have been found among golf-course workers and supervisors. The said disorders were linked to the workers' excessive exposure to high concentrations of carcinogenic herbicides and fungicides that were utilized in order to maintain verdant golf-lawns. In addition, there are fears about the possibility of golf course water run-offs to eventually contaminate watersheds.
The Herbicide Atrazine Already Banned in European Countries but Still in Use in the US
Home gardens, lawns and cornfields in the US still use the herbicide atrazine, despite being established by European countries as the most common water pollutant. The said herbicide has been proven to cause cancer disorders like non Hodgkin’s and Hodgkin’s lymphoma, ovarian and prostate. This, despite independent tests made on rodents, which resulted in breast cancer and endocrine disruption.
The Fluoridation of Drinking Water Using Industrial Fluorosilicate Wastes
This substance is said to contain contaminated carcinogens from heavy metals and is suspected to have contributed to the bone cancer of among 60% of US male youths. This is in stark contrast to European incidences of only 2%.
The Improper Recycling of Municipal or Landfill Wastes
Heavy metals, dioxins and radionuclides are not removed from the composted wastes and thus become part of soil augmentations that serve as fertilizers. Hence, they add to the soil contents which are absorbed by plants to eventually cause plant extinction and groundwater contamination. In the meantime, the earlier produce were consumed by both animals and humans.
The Use of Cosmetics and Other Products Tainted with Carcinogens
Cosmetics were found to contain excessive amounts of regulated chemicals considered as toxic or found to contain alternative agents to produce the toxic substance in amounts that could not be quantified, since they are slowly released. Most often, almost all cosmetics, personal care products and cleaning implements that contain the regulated chemicals considered as carcinogens, are being used by a single individual in a single day. Hence, the intakes reach excessive amounts of the cancer causing agents when using multiple products.
A lot of people believe that if the National Cancer Institute will not withhold data about the link between the leading causes of cancer and the environmental contaminants and industrial carcinogens, as gathered from their research studies, the Cancer Prevention Coalition can help win the war against cancer.