It seems as though everywhere you turn, you hear about another thing in your life that might cause cancer. Deodorant. Cellphones. Plastic food containers. It all sounds a little ridiculous, doesn’t it?
Believe it or not, the researchers behind the claims aren’t trying to scare you—or annoy you— to death. They’re trying to help you understand the risks so you can adequately protect yourself. But before you can go about protecting yourself, it’s important to understand exactly which objects and behaviors are actually harmful and which aren’t.
Let’s explore some common behaviors, and determine which ones are most closely tied to cancer, with level 5 being highest risk.