What’s Up with Cancer in America? [Infographic]

In 2012 there were 1,638,910 new American cancer cases. This is devastating when you consider that one in four deaths are caused by cancer, which is the second most common cause of death in the U.S. Environmental factors account for 75-80 percent of cancer cases and deaths in the U.S. The Eastern region of the U.S. has more cancer cases when compared to the West. Many elements Americans are commonly exposed to cause cancer. Exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), chemicals used as flame retardants, leads to a higher risk of breast and thyroid cancer. Lung cancer, laryngeal cancer, and mesothelioma may be triggered by asbestos exposure.

You may be shocked to learn some common household items with cancer-causing carcinogens: carpet and upholstery shampoos, art supplies, air fresheners, artificially scented candles, and moth balls make the list. Do you own a couch that was made before 2004? It may contain PBDEs.

Do you think America is giving you cancer? To learn more about cancer in America and cancer-causing carcinogens we are commonly exposed to, take a look at the infographic below.

America's Cancer Clusters
compliments of Best Nursing Schools.

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Brian Wallace is the Founder and President of NowSourcing, an industry leading infographic design agency , based in Louisville, KY and Cincinnati, OH which works with companies that range from startups to Fortune 500s. Brian also runs #LinkedInLocal events nationwide, hosts the Next Action Podcast, and has been named a Google Small Business Advisor for 2016-2018. Follow Brian Wallace on LinkedIn as well as Twitter.

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