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Some household cleaners, plastics, could be linked to breast cancer

Do you want a reason to skip spring cleaning? It seems that some popular household cleaners may actually increase a person's risk of developing breast cancer.

The main culprits seem to be bleach, flame retardants and some plastics which have been used in packaged foods and canned goods, according to the DailyFinance.com.

Though it may be frightening to realize that many substances we come across every day might pose a threat to our overall well-being, some companies, like S.C. Johnson, have begun to include all of the ingredients of their products on their labels, and offering a line of green products.

Women who are concerned about their risk of breast cancer could choose to avoid plastics which are numbered 3, 6 or 7, and make sure not to heat up food in plastic containers or run them through the dishwasher, as the heat could release carcinogens, The New York Times recently suggested.

Plastics that are reported to be safe include those with a 1,2,4 or 5 stamped on the bottom.
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