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Old 30 March 2007, 07:00 AM
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Comment: My friend's mother has heard that eating microwave popcorn is
harmful. (and may cause cancer) Something about how the lining in the bag
combines with the popcorn while popping in the microwave.
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Old 30 March 2007, 07:04 AM
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Comment: True or False?
Mammograms burst encapsulated breast cancer cells, causing the cancer to
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Old 30 March 2007, 07:04 AM
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Comment: Hi ladies, just wanted to let you know some VERY important information! This information was given to me by my husband and I know all the ladies in my life should know and please forward it to all the ladies in your life. My husband has a friend whose mother recently got diagnosed with breast cancer. The doctor told her women should not drink bottled water that has been left in a car. The doctor said that the heat and the plastic of the bottle have certain chemicals that can lead to breast cancer. So please be careful and do not drink that water bottle that has been left in a car and pass this on to all the women in your life. This information is the kind we need to know and be aware and just might save us!!!!
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Comment: I would like to know if the rumer about giving hotdogs to
children under a certain age causes brain tumers and cancer.
My sister has a 1 year old grandson and his father has said that she
couldn't give him hotdogs.
I don't know where he got his information.
She asked that I see if you know
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Comment: Hi ladies, just wanted to let you know some VERY important information! This information was given to me by my husband and I know all the ladies in my life should know and please forward it to all the ladies in your life. My husband has a friend whose mother recently got diagnosed with breast cancer. The doctor told her women should not drink bottled water that has been left in a car. The doctor said that the heat and the plastic of the bottle have certain chemicals that can lead to breast cancer. So please be careful and do not drink that water bottle that has been left in a car and pass this on to all the women in your life. This information is the kind we need to know and be aware and just might save us!!!!
http://breastcancer.about.com/b/a/214822.htm

http://www.breastcancerfund.org/site...dPaE&b=2638145

These 2 sites claim bisphenol-a (BPA) can be a factor in breast cancer.

http://www.bisphenol-a.org/human/index.html?src=goog

Claims it to be safe.

In my dim and distant past, when I worked for a water company, many times I did taste and odour testing.

Normally we used water from one of our sources but some-times we were forced to use bottled water. More than once we rejected the reference sample when using bottled water due to bad storage in the shop. In direct sunlight etc.

To be fair we also rejected the ref in-house sample several times too.
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Old 20 April 2007, 09:26 PM
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Comment: True or False?
Mammograms burst encapsulated breast cancer cells, causing the cancer to
spread.
Not sure about mammograms, but this site says that the possibility of spreading a cancer through biopsies or surgery is extremely remotely possible, but can be prevented with the right precautions. I suspect the same thing may be true about mammograms.

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Comment: I heard that veet can give you cancer...is it true?
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Old 05 May 2007, 04:40 AM
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Comment: I'm writing to ask about the claim that infants' disposable
diapers (e.g. Pampers) contain dioxins and/or other harmful materials.

I was told this as an absolute fact in a talk promoting the use of cloth
diapers - that aside from the environmental aspect, regular diapers are
harmful to babies' health, due to the materials used to increase their
absorbency.

I would like to know whether it can be true that regular disposable
diapers contain known harmful materials.
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Old 07 May 2007, 03:22 AM
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Why does it seem that the more we learn about what makes up our food, the less helthy we actually get.
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I didn't know that you caught civilization from cereals....
Well, wasn't the growing of grains what caused civilization to take shape in the first place all those millennia ago?

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Seriously, though, what difference does it make if you are from an industrial society or not? Human dietary needs are the same no matter where they are. You don't get a hunter/gatherer exemption.
It does make a vast difference. You can support a lot more people on agriculture (and especially modern, industrial agriculture) than you could on hunting and gathering. And IIRC you can support more people on a substrate of grain than you could on a substrate of fruits, vegetables, and roots.

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As to the whole grains/Amazon thing, yes, many people do live without grains.
Sure, but what I'm trying to ask is if any of those people are modern, industrial, civilized nations or not. Can you think of any?

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Old 26 May 2007, 05:15 PM
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Comment: Can tweezing nipple hairs lead to breast cancer? My public high
school in Connecticut taught this as fact back in the 90's, and recently
I've seen it rumoured online, but I can't find any scientific references
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My favorite is still:
Research has been shown conclusively to cause cancer in lab rats.
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Comment: Rumor, can you get Colon Cancer if you drink to much?
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Comment: Rumor, can you get Colon Cancer if you drink to much?
Yes, repetive swallowing can damge the colon. So stay away from all fluids. They didn't mention what they are drinking after all.
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Old 04 July 2007, 12:43 AM
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I thought it was liver cancer that you got from drinking too much. You get colon cancer from your parents and/or not getting enough fiber in your diet.

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Well, wasn't the growing of grains what caused civilization to take shape in the first place all those millennia ago?



It does make a vast difference. You can support a lot more people on agriculture (and especially modern, industrial agriculture) than you could on hunting and gathering. And IIRC you can support more people on a substrate of grain than you could on a substrate of fruits, vegetables, and roots.
You have switched from talking about what one individual person needs to eat to be healthy to talking about how to best feed a large population.



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Sure, but what I'm trying to ask is if any of those people are modern, industrial, civilized nations or not. Can you think of any?

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I can't, but that doesn't have much to do with your original question of whether or not a person would be healthy without any grains.
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Comment: Is there any validity to the rumor that marshmallows that catch
fire while roasting, causing them to burn to a black sooty crust, have now
became a cancer causing carcinagen.
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Comment: Is there any validity to the rumor that marshmallows that catch
fire while roasting, causing them to burn to a black sooty crust, have now
became a cancer causing carcinagen.
Charred meat does contain carcinogens (Heterocyclic amines). It seems logical that the egg-whites in marshmallows would produce the same chemicals when charred.

However since marshmallows are light (and fluffy) the actual amount of egg white in a marshmallow might not be that much to be consirned about. (There might be only a single egg white in the whole bag of marshmallows)

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Old 17 July 2007, 05:55 PM
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Charred meat does contain carcinogens (Heterocyclic amines). It seems logical that the egg-whites in marshmallows would produce the same chemicals when charred.

However since marshmallows are light (and fluffy) the actual amount of egg white in a marshmallow might not be that much to be consirned about. (There might be only a single egg white in the whole bag of marshmallows)
I frequently make marshmallow at home with my kids.. I used water, corn syrup, gelatin and white sugar, never eggs.. why would you put an egg into marshmallow?

Now the gelatin may be an animal derivative.
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Old 17 July 2007, 07:10 PM
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I frequently make marshmallow at home with my kids.. I used water, corn syrup, gelatin and white sugar, never eggs.. why would you put an egg into marshmallow?

Now the gelatin may be an animal derivative.
Gelatin is indeed an animal protein.

Oddly, wikipedia says that egg whites are an ingredient in marshmallows, but the bag of marshmallows in my cupboard doesn't list them an ingredient.

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