IARC has listed the artificial sweetener aspartame as possibly cancer causing. Here’s how to digest the findings.
Carcinogenic chemicals are labeled with a health hazard warning symbol.
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The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer convenes a panel of scientific experts to review available evidence on whether specific chemicals or occupational exposures may cause cancer.
Roundup is the most common weed killer used worldwide.
A US court recently ruled the weed killer Roundup contributed to a former gardener’s cancer. Juries don’t decide science. The weight of evidence shows Roundup has little association with cancer.
A bit of prosciutto as part of a well-balanced diet is not going to do you much harm.
People should not interpret the study as saying that every woman who has been overweight for some time in her life will develop cancer at some point.
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A longitudinal study featuring nearly 74,000 US women has found that the longer a woman has been overweight or obese during her adult life, the higher her risk of developing cancer.
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The evidence appears contradictory – but there may be a good reason for this.
Whether or not coffee causes cancer has been under question since 1991.
Scalding injury to body tissue is not known to cause cancer. But experimental data suggest cancer may arise when injured tissue then comes into contact with carcinogens.
Roundup, or the chemical glyphosate, is a very common herbicide used to kill weeds.
The World Health Organization classifies the common herbicide glyphosate as “probably carcinogenic to humans”. But this doesn’t mean using it to kill weeds in playgrounds will hurt children.
A report released by the World Health Organisation has ranked red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans, possibly causing bowel cancer.
The World Health Organisation’s report on the increased cancer risk with eating processed and red meat has been met with mixed reactions.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans.
Late last week, the world’s leading experts on cancer, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans. The agency’s report, Air Pollution…
Growing evidence suggests asbestos exposure may cause many more diseases than we thought.
The relationship between asbestos exposure and diseases such as malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer is well established. But now other diseases not typically associated with asbestos may possibly be…