Her Anti-Cancer Org Wants To Educate

Fran Drescher called a radio station this morning, first to talk about her new movie, but then she wanted to warn new mothers about breastfeeding.

Fran Drescher talks breastfeedingFran Drescher made a call to The Tommy Show this morning, on 94.7 Fresh FM in Washington, D.C., to talk about her new movie Hotel Transylvania, but the conversation ended up taking a scarier turn than a cartoon Count Dracula ever could. Drescher started talking about her organization Cancer Schmancer and how we can be hurting our children without even knowing it.

"She believes one of the major contributors to cancer is flame retardant, found in carpets, curtains, and upholstered fabrics," according to The Tommy Show. "That retardant is being absorbed by the body, those chemicals are causing developmental issues in children and cancer in adults."

Drescher said there is a three-day test women can undergo to find out if their body is being poisoned and, therefore, if they are passing on toxins to their children. The test includes "urinating into a vat" to make sure they aren't passing the metals to their breast-fed babies.

"American women have the highest amount of flame retardant in their breast milk.... We're selling these women that breast milk is the second coming," she told the morning show. "Breasts are like big sponges."

The actress recommends using natural products, such as coconut oil, as a cure-all. She said it can be used for everything from replacing your cosmetics to cooking your vegetables.

Drescher herself battled cancer, and she started Cancer Schmancer as a response to her own disease. She feels it's important for cancer to be diagnosed at stage 1, because that is when it's most likely to be cured.

"Did you know when cancer is found early, 90% SURVIVE? Everyone, regardless of age, race or socioeconomic background deserves to have the opportunity of survival," says the organization's website. Cancer Schmancer just celebrated 5 years.

Hotel Transylvania, Drescher's new movie, opens this Friday, Sept. 28.

Photo courtesy Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com

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Comments on "Fran Drescher says breast milk could be poisoning your baby"

Kristina Sumpter March 10, 2014 | 10:27 AM

I agree with her and think that woman are poisoning their children. I think hundreds of years ago it was the best thing we could do for our babies but not anymore. The evidence is mounting and we can't continue to ignore it.

mommasitta September 28, 2012 | 8:06 AM

There is so much wrong with this I dont even know where to start. Breastfeeding is better for babies period. The AAP even suggests a SMOKING mother breastfeed over formula feed. If that doesnt make you cringe IDK what else will. Fran telling women that breastfeeding is exposing harmful chemicals to baby is IRRESPONSIBLE!!! Its hard enough for a new mom to breastfeed they dont need FOOLS scarying them silly.. Breastfeeding cuts the risk of cancer to mom and baby. Sometimes I wonder if celebrities even read!! UGH

Nicki September 25, 2012 | 10:43 AM

I think that breastfeeding would be something she would be promoting!! It helps PROTECT women against breast cancer. Get with it Fran. Do you really think that if we are absorbing it into our breast milk that somehow cows magically aren't? Read the ingredient list on a formula can, then come talk to me.

Katy September 25, 2012 | 7:27 AM

It is a shame that our environment is filled with toxins. There are toxins in breastmilk as well as cow's milk. Personally I'm choosing the breastmilk with all it's other properties that far outweigh formula. Nothing we do is risk free.

Josefina September 24, 2012 | 10:16 PM

They are not germs, they are poisonous chemicals, and the only thing that is going to get worse is us with our indifference and allowing corporations to buy government and do as they please to put their stuff on the products we consume.

Diana September 24, 2012 | 9:20 PM

I think maybe everyone gets a little paranoid about this, I mean, yes, there are toxins and stuff i nthe things we eat, but getting on hyper alert is going to be worse in the long run thatn a handful of germs that your baby will encounter anyway.

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