Back in 1979, I had an occupational and environmental health internship with Allied Chemical Corporation in Moorestown, New Jersey. The Allied workers were frequently exposed to chemicals that could increase their risk of suffering hemolytic anemia.
Thankfully, even back then, there were easy blood tests to assess genetic susceptibility for this type of anemia. Yet when I suggested using these tests to begin screening workers, it created a firestorm with corporate management—and even with worker unions!
Management didn’t want corporate liability for knowing information about any increased risk among their workers. And the unions didn’t want workers to be discriminated against if they had a genetic susceptibility. (Better to ruin their health.)
I was astounded. And the experience left its mark on me. In fact, it continues to shape how I think about health screenings today. Even cancer screenings…
Targeted cancer screenings for those who need it most
Today, mainstream medicine continues to foist dangerous and largely useless cancer screenings on everyone, instead of simply targeting those most at risk.
And we know that working in certain professions is a significant cancer risk. So why aren’t these people specifically targeted for safe and accurate routine screenings like the FIT (fecal immunochemical test) for colon cancer?
In fact, people who work in such fields should think harder about adhering to routine cancer screenings all around. So, today, let’s take a closer look at seven professions linked to cancer…
1.) Auto mechanics
On a daily basis, car mechanics are exposed to a number of toxic chemicals and carcinogens that can increase their risk of kidney, bladder, lung, esophagus, and stomach cancers.
2.) Desk jockeys
Everyone knows sitting too much isn’t good for your health. And people who spend most of their day sitting have a 24 percent higher risk of colon cancer, specifically. Plus, women who spend most of their day sitting have a 32 percent higher risk of endometrial cancer as well. (As a side note, new research shows that women can reduce their risk of developing endometriosis by eating more of these two types of food.)
Plus, science shows working out at the gym doesn’t counteract the effects of sitting. Instead, you should get up and move around at different times during the day. (I’ll tell you more about how to counteract the effects of sitting right here in my Daily Dispatch in September.)
Farm life today isn’t as bucolic as depicted in the late 1960s TV show “Green Acres,” starring Eva Gabor and Eddie Albert. In fact, on most conventional farms today, agricultural workers are exposed to huge quantities of artificial chemicals, including herbicides and pesticides. (This exposure is even greater for workers on golf courses.)
Workers inhale these toxins and even absorb them into their skin, which can cause serious harm to the reproductive and respiratory systems. It can also raise the risk of many different types of cancer.
Of course, organically grown farm produce forbids the use of toxic chemicals. And as I explained earlier this month, the number of organic farms in America has skyrocketed in the last five years. So, that’s good news.
First responders and rescue workers such as firefighters put their lives on the line, every day, in more ways than one. First and foremost, they put themselves in peril by putting out fires. They’re also exposed to toxins released by burning plastics, building materials, and other substances. And exposure to these toxins greatly increases their risk of developing several types of cancer, including testicular cancer and mesothelioma.
In some jurisdictions, local governments now pay for cancer treatments for all active and retired firefighters.
On a federal level though, it’s a different story…
As you may be aware, first responders to the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City are now developing these illnesses in droves. But federal funding for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund—which pays out claims for deaths and illnesses related to the attack—is about to run dry.
Thankfully, the House Judiciary Committee recently voted to pass a new law, which would extend the funding through 2090. But the bill still has to go through the full House and the Senate. So, it’s fate isn’t clear just yet.
5.) Flight attendants
People who work at high altitudes are exposed to more radiation, which is associated with breast, colon, liver, and stomach cancers. Plus, toxins abound in the trapped, re-circulated air on airplanes. Of course, the airline industry doesn’t want you to know about this dirty little secret. But it’s one of many reasons why I avoid commercial airplanes whenever possible.
6.) Nail technicians
Nail technicians actually have one of the most-hazardous jobs on the planet. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control, nail salon employees are exposed to dozens of toxic fumes and dust daily—including acetone, formaldehyde, ethyl acetate, dibutyl phthalate, or dangerous combinations of these chemicals. When inhaled or absorbed through the skin, these toxins can raise the risks of lung and thyroid cancer as well as other endocrine, respiratory, and reproductive disorders.
Welders are commonly exposed to asbestos, radiation, and toxic fumes, which potentially cause different health problems, including lung, kidney, and eye cancer. Exposures can also result in lung scaring and kidney and liver damage.
So, if you or a loved one works in one of these fields, make sure you know the risks. Plus, you can learn more about my all-natural secrets for a lifetime of prevention and survival from cancer in my Authentic Anti-Cancer Protocol. To learn more or to enroll today, simply click here now!
Also, since many of these professions involve inhaled toxins, stay tuned for access to my brand new Breathe Better Lung Health Protocol, which looks at all of the science-backed, natural approaches to supporting lung health. I’m putting the finishing touches on it as we speak. And as always, you’ll be the first to hear about its release.
“7 Jobs That Increase Your Risk of Cancer.” Newsmax, 5/6/2019. (newsmax.com/health/health-news/employment-cancer-risks/2019/05/06/id/914704/)