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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: , , |


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: |

Marijuana smoking

Smoking marijuana is safer than cigarettes and does not cause cancer

What you may have heard

Marijuana use causes cancer.

What science tells us

Marijuana is the name given to the dried buds and leaves of the cannabis plant; it goes by many names, including pot, […]

2022-08-25T14:59:57+00:00Categories: Lifestyle|Tags: , |

Bluetooth headphones

Bluetooth or wireless headphones can cause cancer

What you may have heard

With the introduction and increased use of Bluetooth technology, many people have been concerned about their long-term effects on cancer risk.

What science tells us

Because of the newness of this technology, researchers […]

2022-08-24T16:05:57+00:00Categories: Consumer products|Tags: , |


E-cigarettes are safer than cigarettes and don’t cause cancer

What you may have heard

Smoking e-cigarettes or vaping can increase your risk of lung cancer.

What science tells us

These products are known by many names including e-cigs, vape pens, vaporizers, and electronic nicotine delivery […]

2022-08-24T19:34:42+00:00Categories: Lifestyle|Tags: , , |


Curcumin (turmeric) reduces the risk of cancer

What you may have heard

Curcumin has been touted as having antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. One of curcumin’s newer areas being studied are its possible anti-cancer properties.

What science tells us

Curcumin (the part of turmeric that […]

2022-08-24T19:26:08+00:00Categories: Diet & nutrition|Tags: |


Acrylamide (an ingredient in some foods) increases cancer risk

What you may have heard

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies acrylamide as a probable human carcinogen and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies acrylamide as likely to be carcinogenic to humans

2022-08-24T15:42:23+00:00Categories: Diet & nutrition|Tags: , |
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