Tag: Carcinogens

Night Shift Work Does Not Raise Breast Cancer Risk, Study Finds

New research funded by British charity group Breast Cancer Now has found little to no link between shift work and breast cancer development. The results contradict an earlier report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Public Health May 31, 2019

Strawberry, Spinach, Kale Top Dirty Dozen List Of Food With Cancer-Causing Pesticide Residues

What are the fruits and vegetables included in the most recent 'dirty dozen' report? The popular kale is nearly at the top of the list, following strawberries and spinach.

Public Health March 22, 2019

China Builds Massive Radio Antenna 5 Times Bigger Than NYC

China’s Wireless Electromagnetic Method project has been in progress for 13 years to make communication with submarines underwater possible. However, researchers expressed concern about exposure to extremely low frequency (ELF) waves.

Earth/Environment January 3, 2019

Common Heart Medication Recalled In 22 Countries For Possibly Containing Carcinogenic Chemical

Why is a commonly prescribed drug being recalled in 22 countries? Authorities learned that certain batches of an active ingredient are tainted with a possibly carcinogenic chemical.

Medicine July 7, 2018

These Jobs Could Increase Your Risk Of Developing Cancer

People who work in certain professions, like manufacturing, are more likely to get cancer compared to those in other occupations. Here are the jobs that may increase the workers' risk of developing cancer, according to scientific research.

Public Health June 27, 2018

Monsanto's Weed Killer Roundup May Get Cancer Warning Label

Starting July 7, glyphosate, the main ingredient of Monsanto's Roundup, will be added to California's list of chemicals that can cause cancer. The weed killer may also get a label that can warn consumers about its potential dangers.

Public Health June 28, 2017

Court Declares Coke Products Sprite And Fanta 'Poisonous'

A judge in Nigeria ruled that Coke products Sprite and Fanta could pose health threats to consumers. How do certain ingredients in these beverages become poisonous when consumed?

Public Health March 28, 2017

Bacon Lovers, Rejoice: No Shortage Of Tasty Pork Treat In Sight

Last December, frozen pork belly supply in the U.S. dropped to a record low following a massive demand for bacon, but there's no need to panic because no shortage is likely to occur, pork industry representatives say.

Business Tech February 2, 2017

Smokeless Tobacco Products Recalled As Sharp Metal Fragments Are Found Inside

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company has voluntarily recalled some smokeless tobacco products after sharp metal objects have been found in selected cans. The FDA too is pursuing a new rule that will limit a carcinogen content in such products.

Public Health February 2, 2017

Burnt Toast And Potatoes Could Lead To Cancer, Food Scientists Warn

In its new campaign, the UK’s Food Standards Agency advised against browning starchy foods during cooking and linked it to increased levels of acrylamide. The chemical is deemed a potential carcinogen, though other experts say the link remains unclear.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2017

US Lawmakers To Investigate WHO Cancer Agency, Question NIH Officials About Funding

Representatives of the National Institute of Health will give personal briefing in relation to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. This comes after the U.S. lawmakers ask for a full disclosure of NIH's funding policy.

Public Health October 7, 2016

A Smoker’s Legacy: Study Reveals Carcinogens From Tobacco Smoke Linger Months After Smokers Quit

Smokers' houses were discovered to carry dangerous carcinogen residues responsible for lung cancer even months after quitting. The residues were found in household objects as well as walls because of the substances' capacity to penetrate deep layers of surfaces.

Public Health October 5, 2016

Cancer-Causing Chromium 6 Featured In 'Erin Brockovich' Movie In Tap Water Of More Than 200 Million Americans

Dangerous amount of chromium 6, a carcinogen that can also cause liver and reproductive problems, is present in the tap water used by millions of Americans. What states have the highest levels?

Public Health September 23, 2016

Is Extra-Hot Coffee Or Tea Bad News For Your Health?

Is a very hot cup of coffee or beverage a cause for concern, particularly with the links of high-temperature drinks to esophageal cancer? Here's what the IARC and other experts know so far.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 27, 2016

Can Drinking Coffee Cause Cancer? WHO Says Only If Beverage Is Drunk At Very Hot Temperature

WHO reversed its 1991 warning that coffee is a possible carcinogen. Drinking the beverage and other hot liquids at very high temperature, however, may still cause cancer of the esophagus.

Public Health June 16, 2016

Feeding Infants With Rice Cereals Linked To Increased Levels Of Poisonous Arsenic

Parents often feed their infants with rice cereal. Rice-based food products, however, have been linked to increased levels of toxic inorganic arsenic among babies.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2016

Scientists Discover Toxic Chemicals In Hair And Nails

A team of researchers has found traces of chemicals used as flame retardants in the nails and hair of humans. These chemicals have been tagged in various health problems, including cancer.

Life March 5, 2016

FDA To Start Testing Foods For Residue Of Glyphosate Herbicide

The FDA would start testing corn, milk, eggs, soybeans and other foods sold in the United States for glyphosate. Monsanto, maker of the herbicide Roundup, said that it is confident that its herbicide can be safely used in crops.

Life February 21, 2016

Bacon, Sausage Sales Plummet After WHO Cancer Report

In the United Kingdom, supermarkets saw a £3 million (over $4 million) drop in the sales of bacon and sausages over the last two weeks. An analyst group said that the "scare" from the WHO report on processed meats results in an incremental drop of 10 percent in sales.

Life November 23, 2015

From Red Meat To Breakfast – Here Are Other Yummy Things Said To Cause Cancer

Feeling extra guilty for having that piece of bacon today? Here are other types of food that we are in an abusive love-hate relationship with, on account of the health risks they pose.

Life November 16, 2015

Cooking Meat At High Temperatures Increases Kidney Cancer Risk

Another study adds to the growing research on the link between consumption of meats cooked at high temperatures and an increased cancer risk. The particular danger: kidney cancer, believed to be increasing due to the meat-loving Western diet.

Life November 9, 2015

Red Meat Linked To Cancer But Experts Say You Do Not Have To Banish Them From Your Diet

WHO findings suggest that processed and red meat are among the main causes for bowel cancer. Experts however are quick to assure that this does not mean that meat should be off the menu just yet.

Life October 27, 2015

Bacon, Sausage Pose The Same Cancer Risk As Smoking: WHO To Give Warning On Carcinogenic Effects Of Processed Meat

Bacon lovers may be dismayed: processed meats are now deemed just as cancerous as cigarettes. The warning from WHO may affect the fast food sector and the entire meat industry.

Life October 24, 2015

Health experts add four substances to human carcinogen list

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a list of human carcinogens. It includes four new substances than can cause various types of cancers in humans.

Life October 4, 2014

E-cigarettes decrease a body's bacteria-fighting ability, claims new study

Yet another report states the alternative smoking device is not as safe or harmless as many might believe. Researcher says e-cigs have "measurable detrimental effects on health."

Life May 19, 2014

Smoking a hookah is fun but may expose users to carcinogens, nicotine

Smoking a hookah increases nicotine and carcinogens in users. Smoking hookah poses health risks similar to cigarette smoking.

Life May 18, 2014

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