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Pesticide use causes cancer

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Exposure to pesticides can increase the risk of developing cancer.

What science tells us

Pesticides are typically used in food production and to treat insect infestation. Mosquitos, ticks, rats, and mice can carry diseases, and […]

Shampoo with formaldehyde

Shampoos with formaldehyde cause cancer

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Shampoo with formaldehyde is a carcinogen.

What science tells us

Many hair care products, such as shampoos and leave-in conditioners, contain formaldehyde or other variations, such as formalin and methylene glycol. When these products are heated, […]

Paint chemicals

Certain chemicals in paint cause cancer

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Interior or exterior house painting is associated with cancer.

What science tells us

Paint chemicals contain thousands of chemical compounds. The main organic solvents used in paints are toluene, xylene, aliphatic compounds, ketones, alcohols, esters, […]


Radon exposure causes lung cancer

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Radon gas causes cancer.

What science tells us

Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that, after long-term exposure, can lead to lung cancer. Radon breaks down into radioactive elements in the air, which are absorbed into the body.

Radon […]

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