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Number of people with cancer related to 9/11 attacks increasing

September 2016 will mark 15 years since the terror attacks on U.S. soil on September 11, 2001, but thousands of people are still feeling the effects of that day on their health.

Risks sounded about betel nuts

They give a buzz equivalent to six cups of coffee and they are used as a symbol of love, marriage and a cure for indigestion and impotence in many parts of Asia. However, the innocuous looking betel nut is carcinogenic.

Update to U.S. carcinogens list

Washington - The National Toxicology Program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has added four chemicals to its index of carcinogens (cancer causing chemicals and substances).

Many air pollutants have been declared carcinogenic

Contaminants in the air are officially carcinogens (potentially cancer causing), a World Health Organization (WHO) report indicates.

Fake tans could lead to increased health problems

Health experts in the U.K. have warned that chemicals used in fake tans could pose increased health problems including infertiity, cancers, diabetes and obesity.

Cancer causing toxin found in Chinese milk

China's biggest milk producer, Mengniu Dairy Group, has recently been found to have excessive levels of toxin present in its milk.

Study: Contraceptive pills linked to prostate cancer

Prostate cancer, the most common cancer in men residing in developed countries, and women's use of contraceptive pills have soared over the past 40 years, and the two trends may be linked, a study published in BMJ Open has suggested.

Processed meats are carcinogens so where's the outrage?

The World Cancer Research Fund announced that eating just one sausage a day increases the chances of developing bowel cancer by 20 percent. Worldwide, the broad consumption of animal flesh across a society’s population is considered a luxury.

Carcinogens Found in Children's Bath Products in US Study

In a study commissioned by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, it has been found that dozens of children's bath products sold in the US contain two cancer-causing agents. The products which were tested were chosen because they are the top selling brands.

Frito-Lay and others agree to reduce carcinogens in potato chips

Food manufacturers have agreed to reduce levels of cancer-causing acrylamide in potato chips. They will also pay a fine to the Californian government.

Gene Reduces Harmful Carcinogens in Tobacco

In large-scale field trials, scientists from North Carolina State University have shown that silencing a specific gene in burley tobacco plants significantly reduces harmful carcinogens in cured tobacco leaves.
 

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