Cancer has become a disaster in significant countries. It has emerged so fast and has led to many deaths so far. Cancer has no cure and what has led to this deadly disease is our modern ways of doing things. The condition is in groups that involve abnormal growth of cells that are potentially invading and spreads to other body parts. Cancer contrasts with benign tumors that do not leak.

What causes this abnormal growth are things we normally use in our workplace and home. Things that we don’t even think will cause cancer. Here are some of the household products that, if regularly used, may cause this deadly disease.

Shower Curtains

Shower curtains contain polyvinyl chloride and volatile organic compounds.

The shower curtains leak toxic, cancerous chemicals of about 108 chemicals into the air. The VOC has compounds like toluene and xylene. When the chemicals are inhaled, they may damage the respiratory system, liver, kidney, central nervous system resulting in abnormal growth, which results in cancer.

There are alternative curtains that are eco friendly and healthy that I think you may consider installing in your bathroom. Hemp is highly recommended because of its natural material, resistance to mildew, and bacteria. Hemp absorbs water and is machine washable. It has no plastic lining, which may cause cancer, making you safe all day long.

Styrofoam Cups

The styrofoam cups contain styrene. According to the research conducted by the National Research Council (NRC), styrene is listed among the products that are anticipated to be a human carcinogen. The styrene may leach out when the food or drinks served in styrene products are hot. When the food or drinks are cold, the styrene may not cause cancer.

It is advisable still to avoid using plastic products for hot food. Instead, use paper or glass cups; they are highly recommended.

Books on the Shelves

We are not saying reading books is terrible. Books contain ethylene oxide used to sterilize and fumigate old books, medical equipment, and food manufacturing supplies. The chemical is risky to you as the book owner.

Ethylene oxide causes lymphoma, leukemia, stomach, and breast cancer. The gas emitted from the chemical is flammable, sweet-smelling, explosive, and reactive. Once it penetrates through the lungs, it may cause these deadly diseases.

The only way you can reduce the risk of contracting these diseases is to avoid any product associated with ethylene oxide.

Granite Countertops

Granite countertops contain radon. Radon emits a gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer. Radon is a radioactive gas, colorless, tasteless, and lacks smell resulting from uranium’s natural decay in soil, rock, and water. Whenever you are looking for a house or home, make sure the radon test is done before vacating it. Without knowing the radon level in the area, inhaling the radon into your lungs may cause lung cancer.

On matters concerning countertops, it is recommended to use quartz countertops instead. They are eco, friendly, and healthy.


Cancer awareness is paramount; knowing your health is the best decision you can make in your life. Most of the things we assume to look good in front of our eyes harm our health and may take away the people we love unknowingly. The household products mentioned above are just a few of the things that are hazardous to our system. Take caution and find alternatives to keep you safe and healthy.