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Disposable chopsticks

Disposable chopsticks have residues (aflatoxins) on them that cause cancer

What you may have heard

Commercially manufactured disposable chopsticks contain cancer-causing chemicals.

What science tells us

The claim that disposable chopsticks contain aflatoxin, a known carcinogen, is unproven. Aflatoxins are chemicals produced by certain fungi and […]

2022-08-24T19:30:37+00:00Categories: Consumer products|Tags: |

Insect Repellents with DEET

Bug spray causes cancer

What you may have heard

The use of bug spray with DEET can cause cancer.

What science tells us

Much of the concern about insect repellents is with one of its most common ingredients: N,N-diethyl-meta-toluamide, known commonly as DEET. DEET gives […]

2022-08-24T16:16:54+00:00Categories: Consumer products|Tags: |

Loom bands

Loom bands have high amounts of cancer-causing chemicals

What you may have heard

Loom bands were pulled from shelves due to concerns about cancer risk.

What science tells us

Rainbow Loom is a plastic device used to weave small, colored rubber bands (loom bands) into […]

2022-08-25T14:53:49+00:00Categories: Consumer products|Tags: , , |


Antiperspirants cause breast cancer

What you may have heard

Antiperspirants and deodorants contain cancer causing substances that are absorbed, particularly after shaving.

What science tells us

Antiperspirants are classified as a drug that helps reduce the amount of sweat produced. The eccrine gland produces […]

2022-08-24T15:46:17+00:00Categories: Consumer products|Tags: , |


Some cosmetics have chemicals that cause cancer

What you may have heard

Cosmetics and their ingredients are frequently discussed in the media as being associated with cancer.

What science tells us

The FDA defines cosmetics as “articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed […]

2022-08-24T19:20:54+00:00Categories: Consumer products|Tags: |


Wearing bras can cause breast cancer

What you may have heard

Wearing bras causes cancer.

What science tells us

Epidemiological Evidence

There has been concern that bra wearing changes how lymph nodes remove waste and toxins from the breast. However, there is no epidemiological evidence to […]

2022-08-24T16:11:03+00:00Categories: Consumer products|Tags: , |

Cell phone use

Cell phone use causes cancer

What you may have heard

Keeping your phone close to your body or head can increase your risk of cancer.

What science tells us

Phones emit RF (Radiofrequency) waves, which are a form of non-ionizing radiation. This means that they do not […]

2022-08-24T19:08:21+00:00Categories: Consumer products|Tags: , |
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