SKIN CANCER A-Z
EXHAUST PIPES - The fumes from car exhausts kills us slowly when we burn it and release the carcinogens into the atmosphere to create smogs. We might as well be smoking. Before Zyklon B, Russians and Germans gassed the inmates of concentration camps using the exhaust fumes from trucks. It is estimated that around 8 million people died in 2018 of cancer caused by vehicle pollution. That is three times the mortality rate of Covid 19. What are we like? It is our politicians who determine the speed at which we transition to clean technologies, and how we clean up the pollution we are making. Including plastic and radioactive waste - that we can never get rid of.
This one we cannot blame on pollution or other carcinogens. This form of cancer develops if you allow your skin to be exposed to harmful amounts of ultraviolet radiation. Humans, like other animals and plants, have adapted to life on earth, where much of the harmful cosmic rays are filtered out by our atmosphere.
The body defends itself against skin cancer by building up melanin in the skin. Melanin is what causes tanning. Vitamin D and copper help the body to create a tan. Those who live in sunny regions have darker skins. Because they have adapted to sunlight, in order to survive the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation.
problem is that we all like a tan in the summer. Sunbathing is
a thing on beaches all over the world, despite the risks. One
way of increasing your resistance to being burned, is to use a
sun-block cream or lotion.
THE INDEPENDENT 21 JULY 2022 - BIDEN CLAIMS DELAWARE POLLUTION TO BLAME FOR HIS CANCER
- Joe Biden appeared to announce he has cancer, before the White House press office clarified he was referring to skin cancer treatment he had before taking office.
During a climate speech on Wednesday, the president recalled how pollution in Delaware gave him and “so many other people” the disease.
What are the 7 warning signs of skin cancer?
Melanoma signs and symptoms
To prevent new cancers from starting, scientists look at risk factors and protective factors. Anything that increases your chance of developing cancer is called a cancer risk factor; anything that decreases your chance of developing cancer is called a cancer protective factor.
Where prevention is better than cure, clean energy infrastructure is necessary, to tackle the disease at the root cause. That also means not using single use plastics, and filtering rivers and oceans.
Regular exercise and a healthy diet may be protective factors for some types of cancer. Avoiding risk factors and increasing protective factors may lower your risk but it does not mean that you will not get cancer.
- Drive an electric car and tell others about exhaust fumes
Lobby your MP for cleaner transport and plastic alternatives
- Eat plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables and foods with B vitamins
- Move out of the city
The undesirable effects of sunlight on the skin are believed to be triggered by the production of damaging, destructive biochemical entities known as free radicals. The fires that free radicals start in the body are extinguished by substances called antioxidants, many of which are available in food. Stoking up on antioxidants has the potential to reduce the risk of sunburn, and is believed to help combat longer-term problems, such as ageing changes and skin
Remember Hinkley, California and PG&E, put yourself at risk as to any carcinogen and the chances are that your will get sick. Equally, those responsible for making you ill, will do all they can to deny it.
Air pollution levels tend to be higher in UK towns and cities. So why would anyone live there? The answer to that is they need the work and the money - so are prepared to accept the risk of a shorter life and painful death. And of course it costs more to live in the country, where there are no affordable houses. Councils like Wealden make sure of that.
Air pollution is a killer and the level of toxins can lead to several health conditions. Apart from severe respiratory conditions like asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiovascular problems and hypertension, stroke, impaired mental health, anxiety, low birth weight babies, pre-term delivery and depression, air pollution can also be linked to cancer.
Pollutants in the air are absorbed into the circulatory system and pumped all around the body. They can also get deposited on soil, water, and other natural sources, increasing human exposure. In a recent meta-analysis, it was found that exposure to the main air pollutants is associated with increased mortality from all cancers. For instance, radon, which is a radioactive gas, that can accumulate indoors is one of the leading risk factors for lung cancer.
Economies based on carcinogenic fossil fuels contravene the laws of natural justice, where those who knowingly kill their brothers and sisters in the name of profit, are guilty of murder. It is Cain slaying Able, where the instruments of death are greenhouse gases and particulates. Vote for rulers who have a conscience, not a fat wallet. The two seldom go hand in hand.
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