Carcinogens

Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Cancer?

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Do cellphones cause cancer?

Let's start with this one from MacClean's.ca: "Despite mounting concerns that cell phones may cause cancer, a new study—a major review of previously published research by a committee of international experts—concluded there was no convincing evidence the devices cause cancer, Reuters reports. It also found a lack of biological mechanisms by which a phone's radio signals could trigger tumours."

Dangerous, Disease Causing Food Ingredients To Avoid

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Most dangerous food ingredients:

High-Fructose Corn Syrup - The Corn Refiners Association recently asked the FDA in the U.S. to allow high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) to be renamed 'corn sugar' for labelling purposes. In Canada, the product is labelled as glucose/fructose and is found in an alarmingly wide array of products, from yogurt to bread to lunch meats. Some scientists say HFCS is more dangerous than regular sugar because it can affect normal appetite and can contain mercury

BPA contaminants found in 91 per cent of Canadians

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Mon Aug 16, 9:05 AM
By The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - A new federal study has found that blood lead concentrations among Canadians have fallen dramatically since they were last measured 30 years ago.

But the Canadian Health Measures Survey, released Monday by Statistics Canada, says 91 per cent of Canadians aged six to 79 had bisphenol A in their urine.

The study, conducted between 2007 and 2009, also found 88 per cent had detectable concentrations of mercury in their blood.

Wild Fish No Longer Healthy?

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Report: Toxins found in whales bode ill for humans

AGADIR, Morocco - Sperm whales feeding even in the most remote reaches of Earth's oceans have built up stunningly high levels of toxic and heavy metals, according to American scientists who say the findings spell danger not only for marine life but for the millions of humans who depend on seafood.

Canned Foods Carcinogenic?

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Waiter, there's a potential carcinogen in my soup

Yolande Sprague could be forgiven for feeling virtuous.

Four years ago, just after giving birth to her second child, the stay-at-home mom heard about BPA, a chemical inside some plastics that can leach into water or food slowly over time, potentially causing serious health problems like cancer. Unwilling to take any risks, she ran to Babies "R" Us, which had a program to exchange baby bottles containing BPA, and walked out with $100 in rebates.

If only life were so easy.

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