Home sweet home, this American saying might not hold true anymore, especially in terms of health concerns with modern lifestyle. Some health hazards are present right in the comforts of your home. It’s critical to recognize them. Three major areas that involve cancer-causing substances (i.e. carcinogens) include:
1. Smoking and passive smoke
2. Radon gas
3. Personal care and household products
Smoking is a primary risk factor of lung cancer. Also, smoking aggravates cardiovascular diseases and is causally linked with the development of cancer of the bladder, colon, pancreas, and upper digestive system. Individuals who smoke or are exposed to secondhand smoke have a higher risk of suffering from cancer due to carcinogens present in cigarette smoke.