In the U.S.A., most of our plastic that is thrown in the recycling bin isn’t actually recycled. Even though there are dozens, if not hundreds, of variants of plastic compositions, we recycle just two types; #1 (PET) and #2 (HDPE). Nearly everything else goes to the landfill, where it will remain forever.
The overwhelming majority of the risk in the causation of cancer is NOT genetic. This holds true even for breast cancer where we often think of the BRCA1 gene as a ‘breast cancer death sentence’. In fact, this only accounts for an underwhelming 27% of risk. This holds true for all cancers. For most cancers the attributable risk is only 20–30%. Environmental risk factors accounts for the majority of risk in all cases of cancer.