Cancer Causing Chemicals in Your Backyard

cancer causing chemicals in your backyard

Stop playing hide and seek with the cancer causing chemicals in your backyard!

If you have young kids, this is one of the places they are most likely to get exposed to chemicals.

There are so many things in our every day environment that are linked to cancer risk. It’s true that many of these things on their own and in low doses don’t seem to cause cancer. But, we don’t fully understand the effect of low dose exposures over time and what happens when you have multiple low dose exposures.

Until we know the answers behind long term exposures and multiple combined exposures, it’s recommended that we minimize as many toxic exposures as possible. These toxins impact not only cancer risk, but also can influence asthma, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and a variety of other health conditions. I have noticed that when I start talking about toxins in our environment the audience either:

  1. Glaze over
  2. Gets super freaked out
  3. Becomes overwhelmed with changes that they want to make

That’s why I’ve created the way of greening your home and reducing your health risks from environmental exposures.

So what’s the way to go green?

H – find out what’s HIDING
A – learn what you need to ADD to make your home toxin free
P – figure out what to PITCH to get the toxins far away from you and your family.

I recommend just picking 1 thing at a time to prevent overwhelm or the glazed over look.

You can do this! It’s not that hard. I promise.

What’s HIDING in your BACKYARD?

Arsenic, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, solvents, PVC/vinyl, excess nitrogen, diesel, deet, and endocrine disruptors…just to name a few. In fact, the Journal of public health reported that children who live in homes using weed and insect killers are 4 to 5 times more likely to develop cancer! People who work in the lawn care industry or golf industry are more likely to have lymphoma, prostate cancer, and colon cancer.

What do I need to ADD?

What do I need to PITCH?

  • Your shoes at the front door
  • Toxic sunblock
  • PVC pool floaties
  • Pressure treated wood
  • Vinyl hose
  • Chemical fertilizer
  • Toxic playset and splash pool
  • Gasoline fueled mowers and blowers
  • Non-native plants
  • Charcoal BBQ briquettes
  • DEET based bug repellent
  • Toxic sunblock
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2018-06-20T15:08:33+00:002 Comments

About the Author:

Dr. Heather Paulson, ND, FABNO is a board certified naturopathic oncologist and an expert in combining natural therapies, nutrition, exercise, and emotional healing. She creates a strategy for dealing with cancer just for YOU. In her 10 years of clinic experience, she's helped thousands of people with cancer. She has dedicates her life and medical training helping those moving through the cancer experience.


  1. Tasnim Adatya July 18, 2016 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Hi Heather, hope you’re doing well. I just finished watching your natural path clip on sugar and it was very informative! Thanks.

    I completed the seminar series by CTCA some time ago and was curious to know what you put in your IV bag for post-op cancer patients that have completed chemo and radiation and are in remission. Traditionally, I’ve opted for the Meyer’s push. But I have a patient that I feel would benefit from a drip and her Hb, Hct markers are quite low, as is her Iron.

    Thanks in advance for your feedback.


    • Dr. Heather Paulson July 25, 2016 at 12:29 pm - Reply

      Hi Tasnim. Thanks for watching the Sugar Free Summer series! I tend to individualize my bags. I’m happy to consult on your case 🙂 Just give my office a call and they will set you up with a 15 minute free consult.

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