Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States staking claim to as many as 130,000 people per year.  Many believe that a precursor to colon cancer is prolonged exposure to accumulated toxins/carcinogens that adhere to the colon wall.

The American Cancer Society has provided evidence in recent years which suggest that environmental agents, such as insecticides, herbicides, preservatives in food, hormones, antibiotics fed to livestock and petroleum by-products may play a greater role in the predisposition to colon cancer.