You’ve likely heard this word before… and you’ve definitely read it here in LWM… let’s break it down!
✖️ Carcinogen = any substance, radionuclide, or radiation that promotes carcinogenesis… the formation of cancer. ✖️
Now, just because you come in contact with a carcinogen doesn’t mean that you’ll get cancer. Your chance of illness is dependent on many things… 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙛𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧 𝙗𝙚𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙢𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙛𝙧𝙚𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙚𝙭𝙥𝙤𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙚 𝙞𝙨.
🌿 Which is a HUGE part of why I created Living Well Mama. 🌿
Carcinogens hold NO business being in our daily use products… and yet, they ARE. Of the 113 agents listed by IARC as known human carcinogens, at least 11 are currently being used in thousands of personal care products and cosmetics. The number of “suspected carcinogens” is even higher.
‼️Be on the lookout later today for a blacklist ingredient post from a widely used preservative in personal care AND food that is also a known carcinogen.‼️
By simply swapping out the products you apply topically, you’re drastically lessening your exposure… which is dramatically lessening your risk of illness and disease.
𝙄’𝙡𝙡 𝙨𝙖𝙮 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙥𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙖𝙘𝙠…
𝙒𝙝𝙮 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙠 𝙞𝙩 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙤𝙭𝙞𝙣 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 𝙤𝙥𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚!?