According to a study, many people are wrong about the real causes of cancer. For some people, drinking from a plastic bottle and using a microwave oven are risk factors.
In a survey published in the European Journal of Cancer and conducted in England with 1,330 people, most respondents said that smoking is a danger.
But more and more people are struggling to determine the risk factors.
Smoking, overweight and overexposure to UV rays remain the leading causes of cancer.
The Charity Cancer Research UK has stated that four out of ten cases of cancer could be prevented through lifestyle changes.
Cancer Research UK states that it is also important to be well informed to “sort out what is beneficial and what is harmful”.
Researchers at University College London and the University of Leeds who conducted the survey found that more than 40% of respondents incorrectly believe that stress and food additives cause cancer.