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Old 25 February 2007, 06:32 AM
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You know, if you stop eating, you are 100% sure to not die of cancer.
Not necessarily, if you already have end-stage cancer.

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Old 25 February 2007, 06:41 AM
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Comment: I've heard that eating pepperoni pizza and drinking a diet drink
(i.e Diet Coke or Diet Pepsi) creates a chemical in your stomach that
causes cancer. It could be stomach cancer or intestinal cancer.
But if you're going to eat the pepperoni pizza, you might as well drink the full strength soda. Dieting is clearly not a high priority...

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Old 25 February 2007, 09:13 AM
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Comment: Optical Mouse may cause cancer

Believe it or not? Just in case, please be careful.

The convenience of using optical mouse eventually coz dangerous side
effect.
After Three years from the first launch by microsoft, have been found
thousand of cases - hands tissue coz by mouse radiation.

Optical Mouse works by releasing electromagnetic high frequency to the
lower
surface under it. This frequency is much more higher than the frequency
use
for handphone.
As it has been known that human hand and wrist contains lot of important
nerve connected to brain.

According to WHO, the radiation from Optical Mouse is 5 times stonger than
using handphone.

The radiation is even worse for those product with lower quality ( non
branded mouse ), since they use weaker shield to protect customer wrist.
WHO, GreenPeace, and CNN have stopped the usage of Optical mouse in their
whole office.

Meanwhile Microsoft and IBM have allocated 2 billion US Dollar, in joint
venture to make a safer pointing device.

Big Hardware Industries in China and Taiwan are trying to hide all fact
related to this things. While in the market, most of optical mouse sold
were
coming from their product.

To avoid this, try to reduce using mouse. learn how to use hot key ( i.e.
Ctrl-V, CTRL-C for paste and copy ) Use back your old model of mouse (
with
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Old 25 February 2007, 12:21 PM
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Unless an optical mouse were emitting dangerous levels of ionizing radiation (which I doubt), it wouldn't have an effect on cancer rates in users. The main hazard from the radiation given off by optical mice (IR and visible light, IIRC) is heating of tissue, which doesn't cause cancer.

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Comment: Can you investigate a rumor we hear again and again? Electric
blankets were found to cause bone cancer and this is the reason we don't
see them in retail stores.
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Old 12 March 2007, 06:17 AM
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We don't? Since when?
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Old 12 March 2007, 07:56 PM
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Comment: is this true?

PLEASE MAIL THIS TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW.

VERY IMPORTANT! ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN IN YOU LIVES.

THE FDA WILL SOON BE TAKING OFF THE SHELVES, ANY SPF PRODUCT OVER A 30.

THE REASON IS BECAUSE THE CHEMICALS USED TO MAKE THESE SPF'S ARE PROVEN TO
CAUSE CANCER IN CHILDREN AND ADULTS. I FOUND THIS OUT THROUGH MY JOB AT A
SKINCARE TRAINING SEMINAR. THE TRAINERS FOR THE PRODUCT I WAS LEARNING
ABOUT ARE FROM HUNGARY. THEY ALREADY DO NOT USE THIS CHEMICAL IN ALL OF
EUROPE.

THE FDA. DOESN'T PLAN ON TAKING THIS ACTION UNTIL 2008, AND THEY WILL MOST
LIKELY NOT BE MAKING THE PUBLIC AWARE OF THE ACTION AND THE REASONS BEHIND
IT, FOR IT WILL CAUSE A HUGE UPROAR IN THE U.S..

SO PLEASE JUST THROW OUT ALL OF YOUR SUNSCREENS OVER 30 SPF TODAY. I WAS
SHOCKED WHEN I HEARD THIS. I HAVE PUT SPF 40-50 ON MY KIDS THROUGHOUT
THEIR LIVES TO PROTECT THEM. NOW ANOTHER REASON TO WORRY.

TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS, CC.
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Old 12 March 2007, 07:58 PM
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THE FDA. DOESN'T PLAN ON TAKING THIS ACTION UNTIL 2008, AND THEY WILL MOST
LIKELY NOT BE MAKING THE PUBLIC AWARE OF THE ACTION AND THE REASONS BEHIND
IT, FOR IT WILL CAUSE A HUGE UPROAR IN THE U.S..
So, the FDA is going to ban all sunscreen with an SPF greater than 30 next year, and they naively expect no one will notice or wonder why?

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Old 12 March 2007, 08:46 PM
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And I'm sure those Hungarian trainers had absolutely no vested interested in getting people to stop using SPF30+ sunscreens, and start using their product, which is, of course, infinitely safer. And I'm sure that the FDA will delay informing the public of a certain cancer risk, creating more cases of cancer, because they fear a "huge uproar".

That said, I don't use chemical sunscreens on my kids. I use only physical blockers containing zinc and titanium. I just don't like the idea of them absorbing more chemicals than strictly necessary.
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So, the FDA is going to ban all sunscreen with an SPF greater than 30 next year, and they naively expect no one will notice or wonder why?

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Or wonder why skin cancer rates are going up?
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Old 13 March 2007, 11:10 AM
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I just bought a photoelectric one for $20. I'll try that one in the hallway next to the kitchen - which always goes off. That leaves me with an ionization type in the basement and in the upstairs hallway. All three are linked. Two out of the three cause cancer, if you break them apart and inhale the dust from the Americanonium (what ever is in them). Or was that Amazonian? I also saw some detectors that use both methods.
Smoke detectors contain a small Americium-241 source, it is an alpha emitter and very weak. It poses about as much threat to you as the laser in your CD player i.e. if left with in the device not a problem, smash or dismantle the device and it may cause damege (if you eat it).
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Old 14 March 2007, 01:49 PM
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Sounds like someone's decided on a marketing tool - "It(name of product/service) causes cancer!"...
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Talcum powder is made from sand.

Talcum powder is usually made up of various combinations of zinc stearate,
magnesium silicates, as well as other silicates which are finely ground.
Make up your sodding mind!
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Old 16 March 2007, 06:54 PM
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Comment: I was recently told that there may be a link to cancer if using
the gold mesh coffee filter baskets instead of the paper ones. Any truth
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Old 19 March 2007, 07:55 PM
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Comment: Optical Mouse may cause cancer

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Haha, Ohh man... where to start.

Yes, the energy emitted from the mouse is much higher frequency than that of cellphone emissions. Somewhere in the red area of the visible light range. Microsoft has recently lowered the frequency of their radiation emissions, using infrared. , and has corrected the problems of radiation leakage my replacing the transparent portion of the bottom of the mouse with an opaque housing.


Its a conspiracy, I tells ya!

But, not to worry, visible light, and even IR light doesn't cause cancer.

M "and you'll pry my optical mouse out of my cold, dead, mutant hands" Raiford

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Old 20 March 2007, 09:46 PM
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Comment: Now i have been getting told left and right lately that hickies
cause cancer and i wanted to know if this is true or not please send me
some feedback i would really appreciate.
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Old 21 March 2007, 01:06 AM
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Comment: Now i have been getting told left and right lately that hickies
cause cancer and i wanted to know if this is true or not please send me
some feedback i would really appreciate.
I wonder if someone is confusing hickies and petechiae (red spots under the skin caused by broken blood vessels) which can be caused by low platelets and may be a sign of Leukemia. Of course petechiae don't cause the cancer. The cancer indirectly causes the petechiae.
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Comment: Last week, I went to a high-end department store (to remain nameless) in
order to buy some perfumed body powder for my grandmother. She's old
fashioned and practically bathes herself in perfumed powder every morning
after showering. I noticed that only one beauty counter still had boxes
of perfumed powder, so I asked if they had more of the powder scented with
my grandmother's favorite scent. They said yes - that because that house
of perfume was so big and had so many boxes of powder still left, they
were trying to continue selling them. But, they added, if I looked
around, I would see that none of the other counters sold them anymore.
Then they added that this was because talcum powder, a main ingredient in
perfumed body powders, had been discovered to be carcinogenic. Rather
than buy more, I went on-line to CDC and other sites. The reference I
have found imploring people to stop using powders containing talc are all
either companies trying to push their own non-talc-containing products or
CDC's own study on talcum miners. There was also a political-type action
group pushing for a ban on talc. What I could not find was an
independent, objective analysis of whether or not talcum powder in
high-end women's perfumed body powders actually causes cancer. Before I
take away from my 97-year-old grandmother one of the few real pleasures
she has left in life, I would like to know. Is it true that there is a
cancer danger in these powders, or has it been overblown by groups and
companies that have a stake in banning it? Can small amounts used to
soften and dry arms and legs really pose a danger, or would you have to
snort the stuff to actually be in danger of dieing from it?
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Old 29 March 2007, 11:33 AM
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That wasn't what you asked.

And why don't you try Google?
I tried Google, that's the problem. Sometimes searching the Internet can be like walking through an endless, thorny hedge maze. You don't know where to start.

That said, are there any civilizations that have cities and modern agriculture that have little to no grains in their diet?

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Old 29 March 2007, 07:39 PM
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Comment: For years, I've had the common bad habit of chewing up the inside
of my mouth. I've heard from a number of sources that this could lead to
mouth cancer. Is there any truth to this? I never paid much attention to
the habit since it is rather common, but the thought that it could lead to
cancer is quite the attention getter.
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