Child cancer has trebled and some even quadrupled in the last 20 years or so. But there are simple things you can do to increase their chances of preventing child cancer.
Here are 20 things you could consider that might help prevent child cancer, or at least lower their risk.
Preventing Children´s cancer
1. Set an example: Parents who eat well and have healthy lifestyles have children who also do the same according to American research.
2. Don´t ever smoke. Kids look up to their parents and copy them. Never allow anyone in your family to smoke and don´t allow smoking in your home. Children are damaged by secondary smoke.
3.Breast feed them longer. (And have a natural birth). With nine months at least – it builds their immune systems for life (and will also help protect mum from breast cancer).
4.Tell them to eat their greens! Cabbage, broccoli, watercress, cauliflower, kale: Masses of vitamins and minerals and new research shows some, like vitamin K, are just no longer eaten in sufficient quantities by our youngsters.
5.Tell them to eat fruit! One American study showed that those kids who didn´t eat fruit at all, always went on to develop cancer later in life.