Cancer ranks third among the leading causes of death afterinfectious diseases and cardiovascular ones.

The disease accounts for 7 percent of annual deaths in thecountry, but you will be surprised by the many cancer-causing products you usedaily in your home.

<p ><b>The disease accounts for 7 percent of annual deaths in the country, but you will be surprised by the many cancer-causing products you use daily in your home.</b></p><p ><b>Unlike cigarettes, which after the Tobacco Control Act of 2007, come with the “Smoking causes lung cancer” warning, these products do not indicate their hazardous nature.</b></p>

Unlike cigarettes, which after the Tobacco Control Act of2007, come with the “Smoking causes lung cancer” warning, these products do notindicate their hazardous nature.

1. Shampoos and Conditioners

One of the least suspicious products is the typical hairshampoos and conditioners whose ingredients list include parabens, salt laurylsulfate (SLS), and perfume/fragrance.

Reports by the non-profit organization BreastCancer indicate that Parabens can be absorbed through the skin and actlike weak estrogen in the body with the potential of developing breast cancerpositive receptors.

Benzene, a toxin associated with cancer and its derivatives,including aldehydes, phthalates is a common ingredient in perfume syntheticfragrances.

A 2015 report by the World Health Organisation (WHO)confirmed that Lindane, an ingredient in lotions imported from Asia, causescancer.

2. Non-stick Cookware

Although this may come as a surprise, your favouritenon-stick pots and pans are another likely cancer trigger.

Teflon, the non-stick artificial finishing on such cookware,has been found to increase the risk of some tumors in laboratory animals.

Studies have shown that heating Teflon beyond 300 degreesCelsius, which is possible on a conventional stovetop in just five minutes, maycause the coatings to begin breaking down and, in the process, release toxic fumesinto the food and air.

3. Liquid Laundry Detergents

Conventional cleaners in your home contain coal tar dyeswhich have been found to cause cancer and damage the nervous system.

Besides, the infamous ‘scent’ or parfum incleaners is carcinogenic making, most cleaners unsafe as labeled on some oftheir packaging- a warning that most consumers ignore.

4. Industrial toothpaste

The mouth cleaning toothpaste is yet another likelycancer-causing product you should be aware of.

Studies have linked fluoride, the anti-tooth-decay agent inyour toothpaste, as a cancer causative.

5. Air fresheners

The air freshener in your bedroom or restroom is yet anotherculprit in employing carcinogenic ingredients made with artificial fragrance.

Though the word parfum is a cocktail ofhazardous chemicals, manufacturers conceal the true identity of these chemicalsas part of their trade trick.

Natural disinfectants like tea tree and vital pine oils arean alternative air freshener.