Cancer is one of the most searched terms on the internet. However, there are many misleading facts and misconceptions about what causes specific types of cancer that the public should be aware of. According to Doctor Jeff Yancey of the Cancer Learning Center at the University of Utah, "Tobacco, poor diet, exercise habits, certain infections, and UV exposure are among the leading causes of cancer. Many people will not drink from a plastic bottle for fear of cancer, but will spend twenty minutes in a tanning bed." Here are the top myths about what causes cancer.
Cell Phones Cause Cancer
While it is true that cell phones have not been around long enough for us to perform long-term fifty-year studies on their effects, most studies agree that you will not develop cancer from using your cell phone. A common misconception is that cell phones give off radioactive frequencies that may cause brain cancer as we spend so much time holding them to our heads. The truth is cell phones release a very low amount of radiofrequency and the risk of developing cancer is quite low.
Keep reading to find out another myth revolving around cancer causes.