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Fran Drescher says breast milk could be poisoning your baby

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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.

Her anti-cancer org wants to educateFran 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.

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