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Old 09 May 2008, 12:50 AM
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Comment: Does drinking cold water in the menstruation period can lead to
Cervix Cancer?

I received this kind of message:

Especially for women, while in menstruation period (DON'T DRINK COLD
WATER)!! Some research claimed that the menstrual blood will settle in the
cervix and after 5-10 it could lead to cervic cancer. Please forward this
to all of your female friends if you care about them. Thanks
Oh, this makes me sad. People are so f---ing stupid.
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Old 09 May 2008, 09:29 AM
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Comment: is it true that granite ( that is commonly used on kitchen
counter tops) is know to cause cancer? I tried to google the answer but
found conflicting info. I found that the marble institue of america is
downplaying it and then read that the solid surface industy possibly
started the rumor to hurt the stone manufacturing industry. I currently
work for a very large granite fabrication and installation facility so i
am especially curious.
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Old 25 September 2008, 05:12 AM
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Comment: I was told that drinking Dr Pepper and eating Twinkies together
could cause cancer.
Something in Dr Pepper mixes with something in the Twinkies to cause
cancer.
Rumor or No Rumor?
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  #104  
Old 05 October 2008, 03:06 AM
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Soapbox Carcinorgens are everywhere

I've been reading food labels ever since I was a girl. And yet I still haven't been able to forego the highly-carcinogenic "Cup-o-noodles" that are in my cabinet! I'm so ashamed.

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...But I love whole grains and I don't believe they cause cancer unless they are, say, soaked in something carcinogenic - which, you could argue would be the case if they weren't organic, but then if that's true then it's true of everything else that isn't organic also.
It just so happens that most types of bread, organic or not, are composed partly of a substance that has been linked to Cancer.

See #7 and #12:

http://health.msn.com/nutrition/slid...ntid=100204508

Not that MSN is the most reliable source out there, but there are also other sources available on the internet confirming this. Our country (nay, world) is not in a very good shape.
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Old 18 November 2008, 01:04 AM
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Supplemental vitamin A increases the incidence of lung cancer in smokers. Best for smokers to avoid taking any multivitamins that contain vitamin A.

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Old 18 November 2008, 09:47 AM
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Comment: Does drinking cold water in the menstruation period can lead to
Cervix Cancer?

I received this kind of message:

Especially for women, while in menstruation period (DON'T DRINK COLD
WATER)!! Some research claimed that the menstrual blood will settle in the
cervix and after 5-10 it could lead to cervic cancer. Please forward this
to all of your female friends if you care about them. Thanks
Oh, that's easily dealt with. Just drink your cold water from 11 to 6.
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Old 29 November 2008, 07:43 AM
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Comment: My wife claims she saw a TV program which claimed that rings made
from dental gold which had been excessively X-rayed had caused cancer in
the wearers' fingers requiring the amputation of at least one person's
finger. Any truth to it?
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Old 18 February 2009, 03:25 AM
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Comment: Poison in Pringles. Heard anything about that? Saw for the first
time today. atttachment written in Chinese

Pls take note...
Cannot eat Pringles chips any more!
For those who don't read Chinese:
The chemical used in Pringles is also used in hair-perm chemical, a very
harmful chemical even on a very insignificant quantity (will cause kidney
cancer), adult shouldn't consume more than 0.01g per day while children
not more than 0.003g!
Product called back from all HK markets & banned in USA !! It contains
cancer causing ingredient for those who don't read Chinese! STOP EATING
PRINGLES NOWWWWWWW!!!!!!!! !!
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Old 20 March 2009, 03:31 AM
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Comment: Here's one that doesn't sound right to me (send as part of an
email titled " Supermarket Shelf Poisons"):

Avoid Smarties; they contain almost every Toxic artificial colour on the
market. The worst are 102, 104, and the worst of all 110 Carcinogenic, 124
undesirable, 127 Carcinogenic 128 Extreme Caution, 129,131, and 133 are
also carcinogenic. To top it off Smarties are not even made of Chocolate
(neither are Tim Tam's). Synthetic Chocolate has non-nutritional food
value whatsoever.
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Old 21 March 2009, 01:08 PM
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Comment: is it true that granite ( that is commonly used on kitchen
counter tops) is know to cause cancer? I tried to google the answer but
found conflicting info. I found that the marble institue of america is
downplaying it and then read that the solid surface industy possibly
started the rumor to hurt the stone manufacturing industry. I currently
work for a very large granite fabrication and installation facility so i
am especially curious.

Probably a broken thought process from Radon exposure in areas of Granite...
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Old 21 March 2009, 01:23 PM
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Probably a broken thought process from Radon exposure in areas of Granite...
I was guessing quarry->granite dust-> lung issues. Lung issues=cancer, of course.
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Old 21 March 2009, 02:04 PM
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I was guessing quarry->granite dust-> lung issues. Lung issues=cancer, of course.
Wiki seems to suggest there may be some truth to the claims: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Granite#Natural_Radiation (Usual wiki disclaimers apply)
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Old 24 March 2009, 06:11 AM
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BBQ meat linked to cancer, heart attack

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THE Aussie tradition of a steak on the barbecue is in the gun, after a major dietary study found people who eat red meat are more likely to die from cancer or heart attack.

Barbecuing red meat was also the cooking method that caused the most cancer causing "carcinogens", experts have warned.
Lucky I've got my corned beef slowly cooking on the stove in some water, salt and vinegar! YUM!
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Old 27 March 2009, 09:50 AM
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Apparently drinking steaming hot tea can cause cancer.

BBC report on a British Medical Journal study

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Drinking steaming hot tea has been linked with an increased risk of oesophageal (food tube) cancer, Iranian scientists have found.

The British Medical Journal study found that drinking black tea at temperatures of 70C or higher increased the risk.
Having turned pale, I was reassured by this:

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Adding milk, as most tea drinkers in Western countries do, cools the drink enough to eliminate the risk.
I can rest easy in my bed tonight.
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Old 27 March 2009, 11:36 AM
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I read this report in the Independent and the first person I thought of was you and how you would react!

As often, reports like this are often remiss.
This report did not qualify that adding milk, negated the risk. I can't see many people using thermometers to gauge whether their tea has cooled to 65C from 70C, but adding milk would probably do this anyway.
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Old 22 April 2009, 08:15 PM
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Comment: If you sleep with a cell phone under your pillow does it cause
cancer?
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Old 22 April 2009, 08:20 PM
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Comment: If you sleep with a cell phone under your pillow does it cause
cancer?
That's not quite as crazy a question as it sounds, at least not to me. When I am away from home and sleeping somewhere without a bedside clock or table, I put my cell phone under my pillow so I can get to it when I wake up to see the time.
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Old 26 April 2009, 01:37 AM
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Comment: taking a shower immidiatly after exercise causes cancer ..
when you exercise your skin bores open up to allow you to sweat .. if you
take a shower withen 30 minutes then harmful chemicals from soap and
shampoo can enter your body.. this may cause skin and other types of
cancer ..
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Old 26 April 2009, 01:54 AM
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Comment: taking a shower immidiatly after exercise causes cancer ..
when you exercise your skin bores open up to allow you to sweat .. if you
take a shower withen 30 minutes then harmful chemicals from soap and
shampoo can enter your body.. this may cause skin and other types of
cancer ..
Yes, because normal showering with warm water and soap isn't going to open your pores even without exercise. Not to mention that Soap should not be used for cleaning out dirty pores that are the formation of skin problems..
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Old 26 April 2009, 03:49 AM
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Comment: I've had a couple people tell me that Listerine causes mouth
cancer. One claims to know someone who contracted mouth cancer from using
Listerine. I have a hard time believing this to be true since Listerine is
recommended by the ADA, but since I use it twice a day, thought I'd better
check it out.
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