chemicals can mutate cells and their genes, causing lung cancer, and by the very likely occurrence that the cancer becomes metastatic, brain cancer. Cigarette smoking is obviously a disastrous choice to make for your body, but there also may be chemicals in your environment which could be causing cancer.
Most of these environmental toxins were legal in work places like shipyards, packaging plants, manufacturing plants, pipe factories, flooring, and even in furniture factories back before the commissioning of OCEA in 1971. Asbestos is one of these chemicals usually associated with the ship building, and flooring industries that has been proven to cause metastatic mesothelioma, which can lead to several brain cancers if the material is not handled properly. Other chemicals such as Formaldehyde and Dichlorobenzene were commonly used in the packaging, and piping industries. If ingested food or water comes into contact with these chemicals, it can cause a number of health issues, including brain cancer. But perhaps the once most ubiquitous environmental toxin at one time was vinyl chloride. “This chemical [was] used in a number of manufacturing, packaging processes for piping, furniture, and housewares” (Caus Brain Can. par. 5). People who used to work in these environments for many years are now starting to see the debilitating effects of these toxins. Unfortunately, most of the time these people will acquire a primary, or metastatic brain tumor.