Dr. David Samadi Says Hidden Household Chemicals Raise Cancer Risk

Posted on April 30, 2018

Researchers say anti-mold cleaners, deodorizing products, detergents to clean and disinfect the surfaces of the house can increase, even double the danger of the appearance of breast cancer in women. In a previous published article about hidden cancer agents, Dr. David Samadi, head of urology at Lenox Hill Hospital says there are known chemicals that increase the risk of several cancers, like lung and breast cancer. In many cases, frequent use of these household cleaners can be similar to smoking up to twenty cigarettes a day.

Many different forms, whether liquids or powder form are usually deemed safe, although there have already been many problems linked to their biodegradability and the presence of phosphates. Scientists say these products contain hazardous substances, and the many molecules increase the probability of a tumor.

While there is no ban, scientists warn that there is a need to intensify controls to better analyze chemicals. In his published article, Dr. David Samadi lists several chemicals, and product names that heavily use toxic and carcinogenic chemicals, like laundry detergent and air fresheners.

One such ingredient, Formaldehyde is produced in high quantities worldwide, and is found in many consumer products. Dr. Samadi says Formaldehyde is harmful to health, it irritates the mucous membranes and can cause cancer in the nasopharynx when it is inhaled. Scientists conclude that this chemical substance in the nasopharynx can trigger tumors when inhaled.

Formaldehyde is a colorless substance, has a germicidal, preserving and disinfecting effect and is found in many everyday products, like disinfectants, household cleaners, cosmetics, paints and varnishes. It’s also highly carcinogenic. This chemical is used in food, listed as an additive to preserve food. It’s prevalent in so many areas of our lives that it’s difficult not to avoid it.

One way to reduce contact with formaldehyde or other toxic home chemicals is by adorning the home with houseplants. Plants introduce more oxygen into the home while eliminating toxins and free radicals. Dr. Samadi says it’s also important to ventilate rooms. This will help to avoid the accumulation in the rooms of chemicals released by the use of detergents, solvents, glues, furniture, etc.

Dr. David Samadi is currently the Chairman of Urology at Lenox Hill Hospital and former Director of Urlogy at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. He’s one of the best known urologist, voted “Top Doctor” and “Best Doctor” for over a decade. Dr. Samadi developed The Samadi Modified Advanced Robotic Technique (SMART). Using a minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery, Dr. Samadi modified the traditional open prostatectomy, which for years, used a different long incision, required a lengthy hospital stay, and took longer for patient recovery.

He’s authored more than 50 peer-reviewed medical papers, been honored with more than 30 awards, host a AM radio show and broadcasts Sunday Housecall, a medical informational segment that airs Sundays at 12:30 pm.

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