A study from the American Cancer Society finds that many people are misinformed about their cancer risk… Here are some facts:
•39% of people think that living in a polluted city puts them at greater risk for lung cancer than smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. But in fact, smoking is BY FAR the leading cause of lung cancer – it’s behind 90% of all cases.
•30% of people believe cell phones cause cancer. While the vast majority of research shows no link between cell phones and cancer, a few studies DO show a small risk. It’s really too soon to tell. So the American Cancer Society recommends going hands-free whenever you can to keep the phone away from the side of your head.
•And finally: 6% of people believe underwire bras can cause breast cancer. But there’s no evidence to support this.