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Nearly all pregnant women are being exposed to chemicals that cause cancer and hurt their unborn child's development, study finds

  • University of California, San Francisco researchers tested urine samples from 171 women in the United States
  • Found almost all had melamine and its by-product cyanuric acid present
  • Raised concerns as chemicals have been linked to cancer and development problems
  • The FDA has said melamine is safe if it is kept below a certain level, but it does not carry out regular monitoring of any of the chemicals studied

By Luke Andrews Health Reporter For Dailymail.Com

Published: 05:01 BST, 30 August 2022 | Updated: 07:38 BST, 30 August 2022

Nearly all pregnant women are exposed to chemicals from plastics, cleaning products, clothing and other household items that scientists say may put them at a higher risk of cancer and harm their baby's development.

University of California, San Francisco researchers tested urine samples from 171 women and found almost all had melamine and its by-product cyanuric acid present — which can come from pots, plastics, kitchen counters and pesticides. 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11158033/Nearly-pregnant-women-exposed-chemicals-cause-cancer-study-finds.html

Living in the Golden State, myself, I can attest to the fact that every single time I've had to give a urine sample, they have you pee in a plastic cup. Ironic?

 

I believe Cancer is a racket, just like Covidmania. A "catch-all" for various things human get ill from, made worse and usually fatal by their "cures". Mind you, I'm not suggesting that these man-made chemical based products aren't harming us, quite the contrary. Much like the "vaccines", I believe their intention was to do just that; harm us. 

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so the 'conspiracy theorists' were right about artificial sweetners too huh? But yet we aren't right about the vaccines? yes we are

 

and why focus only on heart issues caused by artificial sweetners? Why not discuss how aspartame is a neuro-toxin?

Diet coke 'may be bad for your heart' as experts say artificial sweeteners 'should not be considered a safe alternative to sugar'

  • French researchers studied the eating habits and health of 100,000 people
  • Biggest artificial sweeteners fans were a tenth more likely to suffer heart disease
  • Scientists said their study shows the food additives are not a safe swap for sugar

By Emily Craig Health Reporter For Mailonline

Published: 23:30 BST, 7 September 2022 | Updated: 23:30 BST, 7 September 2022

Scientists believe artificial sweeteners, also added to yoghurt, cereal and ketchup, are to blame. 

Experts found people who consume just 78mg/day, similar to what is found in half a can of diet fizzy pop, were up to a tenth more likely to suffer a heart attack.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11188999/Artificial-sweeteners-bad-heart-not-safe-alternative-sugar.html

 

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Fetuses exposed to pesticides often used on citrus and apple trees are up to 87% more likely to develop rare eye cancer that may leave them with vision problems or blindness, study finds

  • Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles looked at 335 cases of retinoblastomas in children under five years old
  • They then looked at farmyard chemical use in their area and compared it to that in areas where children did not develop the disease
  • Results showed four chemicals were associated with a higher risk of the cancer
  • Scientists warned as children in the wombs organs were still developing, they were at a higher risk of the chemicals disrupting their DNA leading to cancer
  • They called on farmers to be more aware of what chemicals they were spraying 

By Luke Andrews Health Reporter For Dailymail.Com

Published: 23:22 BST, 16 September 2022 | Updated: 23:35 BST, 16 September 2022

Fetuses exposed to pesticides often used on citrus and apple trees are up to 87 percent more likely to develop a rare type of eye cancer, a study suggests.

Scientists at the University of California, Los Angeles compared the use levels of nearly five dozen farmyard chemicals near the homes of 335 children under five years old who developed retinoblastomas to healthy children from the same state.

They found four chemicals where exposed children were more likely to have the cancer, which can permanently alter children's vision leading to problems reading and writing or lead to blindness.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11220865/Babies-exposed-pesticides-womb-likely-develop-rare-eye-cancer.html

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Beware of... school uniforms! Study discovers they are abundant in toxic 'forever' chemicals which are linked to cancer and infertility

  • Experts testing clothes found school uniforms are rife with 'forever chemicals'
  • Called PFAS these stain-resistant industrial chemicals don't degrade naturally
  • They have been linked to raised cancer risk as well as obesity and asthma rates
  • 20% of American children wear school uniforms but this rises to 98% in the UK 

By John Ely Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline

Published: 13:00 BST, 21 September 2022 | Updated: 13:15 BST, 21 September 2022

School uniforms may pose a health risk to children, research suggests.

Tests showed items like blazers, shirts and ties contained notably high levels of 'forever chemicals'.

PFAS, as they are scientifically known, are feared to stunt youngsters' growth and have been linked to cancer and infertility.

The chemicals, designed to make surfaces stain- and water-resistant, don't break down naturally in the environment, hence their nickname. 

One of the study authors, Dr Marta Venier, from Indiana University, said: 'PFAS don’t belong in any clothing.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11234141/School-uniforms-abundant-toxic-forever-chemicals-linked-cancer-infertility-dementia.html

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'My dreams of becoming a mom are gone': Missouri woman, 32, sues L'Oreal over claims its chemical hair straighteners caused her womb cancer

  • Jenniffer Mitchell, 32 and from Missouri, used the products once a month
  • But after nearly two decades she was diagnosed with uterine cancer
  • Uterus and cervix was removed leaving her unable to have any children
  • She claims that the cancer was caused by chemicals found in hair straighteners
  • It comes after a study suggested products may double womb cancer risk

By Luke Andrews Health Reporter For Dailymail.Com

Published: 16:02 BST, 25 October 2022 | Updated: 16:43 BST, 25 October 2022

A Missouri woman is suing L'Oreal over claims chemicals in its hair straightening products left her with womb cancer and unable to have children.

Jennifer Mitchell, 32, was diagnosed with the disease in 2018 and forced to have a hysterectomy — robbing her of the chance of ever conceiving naturally.

She started using chemical hair straightening products in 2000 when she was in third grade and had no family history of cancer.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11352571/First-woman-sues-LOreal-claims-chemical-hair-straighteners-caused-womb-cancer.html

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and you think those corporations don't know these sort of ingredients are harmful when they put them into their products? If so i have some prime swamp land to sell you...

More than a MILLION Americans have been using dry shampoos that may contain cancer-causing chemical — including brands like Dove, TRESemmé and Nexxus

  • Unilever recalled over 1.5 million products last week because they may contain elevated levels of benzene
  • Affected goods are dry shampoo aerosol products made before October 2021 from household brands
  • They include several lines by Dove, Nexxus, Suave, TRESemmé and TIGI (Rockaholic and Bed Head)
  • Recall affecting the US market followed similar recall in Canada which impacted more than 1million products

By Cassidy Morrison Senior Health Reporter For Dailymail.Com

Published: 19:35 BST, 27 October 2022 | Updated: 21:56 BST, 27 October 2022

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11361475/More-MILLION-Americans-using-dry-shampoos-cause-cancer.html

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43 minutes ago, Macnamara said:

and you think those corporations don't know these sort of ingredients are harmful when they put them into their products? If so i have some prime swamp land to sell you..

 

I just looked at the ingredients in my cheap brand of moisturiser and realised I've no idea what many of those chemicals are. So from now on I'm going to try using simple olive oil instead. 

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I just looked at the ingredients in my cheap brand of moisturiser and realised I've no idea what many of those chemicals are

Of the 168 Chemicals Women Are Exposed to Daily, Guess How Many Cause Cancer?

 

chemical exposure

 

The FDA is infamous for not really doing anything to regulate personal care products. Deodorants and antiperspirants, makeup and moisturizer, they can all pretty much contain whatever chemicals they want because the rules haven’t been changed since some time in the 1930s.

https://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/chemical-exposure/

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Scientists urge FDA to ban cancer-causing dye used in hundreds of candies and foods

Dated: October 30, 2022 by Sharyl Attkisson

"If the data were strong enough to ban Red 3 in cosmetics and external drugs 30 years ago, they’re surely strong enough to ban it today in foods, oral drugs, and dietary supplements."

Dr. Peter Lurie, CSPI President

The following is an excerpt from The Center for Science in the Public Interest: https://www.cspinet.org

It’s illegal to use the carcinogenic color additive Red 3 in cosmetics, such as lipsticks or blush, or externally applied drugs. Yet the discredited chemical is lurking in common varieties of candy cornNerdsPeepsPezSweeTarts, and hundreds of candies, cakes, and other foods, including dozens of seasonal Halloween items.

That’s why the Center for Science in the Public Interest and 23 other organizations and prominent scientists are today urging the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to formally remove Red 3 from the list of approved color additives in foods, dietary supplements, and oral medicines. 

Since the early 1980s FDA had evidence that Red 3 caused cancer in laboratory animals. The National Toxicology Program considered the evidence “convincing.”

”As a result, in 1990, the agency eliminated certain “provisionally listed” uses of the chemical—meaning cosmetics and externally applied drugs."

In 1990, FDA also said it would “take steps” to ban its use in foods, ingested drugs, and supplements. But those steps were never taken. 

“Halloween has never been the healthiest holiday, but few parents would believe that the FDA permits the use of a dye it acknowledges as a carcinogen to be used as a common ingredient in candy,” said CSPI consultant Lisa Y. Lefferts. “Fewer still would believe that the FDA prohibits this carcinogen in makeup but allows it in food.” 

Despite the fact that the government concluded that Red 3 causes cancer, food companies continue to use it widely.

https://sharylattkisson.com/2022/10/scientists-urging-fda-to-ban-red-3-cancer-causing-dye-used-in-hundreds-of-candies-and-foods/

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Britain's pesticide-laden BREAD: 50% of loaves sold in supermarkets now contain at least two bug-killing chemicals

  • Checks were done on white and brown loaves, crumpets, scones and muffins
  • Tests by Pesticide Action Network UK found 11 different pesticides on them
  • Analysis found a total of 137 different pesticide residues across all produce 

By Kate Pickles Health Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 00:01 GMT, 2 November 2022 | Updated: 00:15 GMT, 2 November 2022

Half of bread bought in supermarkets now contains two or more pesticides – double that of a year ago, official tests have found.

Checks conducted on white and brown loaves, crumpets, scones and muffins found 11 different pesticides.

Just under a third of vegetables (30 per cent) and more than two-thirds of fruit (69 per cent) were found to contain residues of more than one chemical, according to the most recent data published by the UK government.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11378437/50-bread-sold-supermarkets-contain-two-pesticides.html

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Toxic forever chemicals linked to cancer and autism are found in EVERY baby toy, clothing and bedding tested in new study

  • Many common baby goods are contaminated with dangerous PFAS chemicals linked to cancer
  • Researchers at EWG believe that the contaminant is present on all 34 goods that they tested
  • Theses chemicals have been linked to cancer, autism and other developmental issues
  • Researchers say that these chemicals are ever-present, on many products and near impossible to avoid 

By Mansur Shaheen Deputy Health Editor For Dailymail.Com

Published: 22:03 GMT, 4 November 2022 | Updated: 22:33 GMT, 4 November 2022

Toxic 'forever chemicals' linked to a slew of diseases and disorders have been discovered in every baby product sampled in a new study.

Laboratory tests commissioned by the Washington DC based Environmental Working Group (EWG) found per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) on toys, clothing, bibs and bedding.

PFAS are a common ingredient in clothing and other household items because they are durable and can repel grease, water, stains and heat. 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11390811/Toxic-forever-chemicals-childrens-clothes-bedding.html

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Toxic chemical lurking in LUNCHBOXES and makeup raise women's risk of womb tumors, study warns

  • Researchers at Northwestern University said these raised the risk of fibroids
  • Their study monitored 712 women who had not yet gone through the menopause
  • Suggested chemicals may disrupt hormones, raising the risk of the fibroids 

By Luke Andrews Health Reporter For Dailymail.Com

Published: 20:23 GMT, 14 November 2022 | Updated: 20:46 GMT, 14 November 2022

A toxic chemical found in lunchboxes and other household plastics raise the risk of womb tumors, a study has found.

The non-cancerous growths are common — affecting about eight in ten women in their lifetime — and normally harmless, often going unnoticed.

But in up to a quarter of cases they grow so large they cause fertility issues and miscarriages — requiring complex surgery to remove.

Researchers at Northwestern University looked at 712 pre-menopausal women and their exposure to diethylhexyl pthalate (DEHP), which is used to strengthen plastics.

They found a 'strong association' between higher levels of DEHP and the risk of developing large fibroids that cause symptoms.

In a lab experiment, the researchers showed DEHP activates a process that causes fibroid tumors to grow more quickly.

Because DEHP was classed as a 'reproductive toxicant' – meaning it could damage fertility – it was banned under European law in 2015.

But it is still used in many consumer goods in the US. 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11426767/Toxic-chemical-lurking-LUNCHBOXES-makeup-raise-womens-risk-womb-tumors-study-warns.html

 
 
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Toxic metal found in baby bottles: 24,000 sippy cups sold nationwide are recalled because they pose a lead-poisoning risk to toddlers

  • Bottom of bottles can break off, exposing a lead dot that's toxic to youngsters
  • Some 24,000 products are being recalled owing to concerns over the dot
  • They were sold in major stores including Whole Foods, Target and Amazon 

By Luke Andrews Health Reporter For Dailymail.Com

Published: 15:16 GMT, 29 November 2022 | Updated: 16:40 GMT, 29 November 2022

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11481507/Thousands-sippy-cups-sold-nationwide-recalled.html

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Now toxic metal is found in children's PAJAMAS: Nearly 90,000 Disney-themed clothes sold in TJ Maxx, Amazon and Burlington are recalled over lead-poisoning risk

  • Testing revealed ink used to draw characters on the clothing contained lead
  • No injuries have been reported to date, but a recall of the items has been issued
  • Parents are being urged to take the clothing away from children and trash it

By Luke Andrews Health Reporter For Dailymail.Com

Published: 16:48 GMT, 2 December 2022 | Updated: 17:42 GMT, 2 December 2022

Nearly 90,000 Disney-themed pajamas are being recalled over fears they could poison children.

Textile ink painted on the clothes contained dangerous levels of lead - which if ingested may lead to serious health issues.

The Bentex Group - based in New York City - has pulled around 87,000 items which were made in Egypt but sold at several major retailers nationwide, including TJ Maxx, DD’s/Ross, Burlington and Amazon.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11495059/Toxic-metal-childrens-PYJAMAS-Nearly-100-000-Disney-themed-clothes-recalled-lead-poisoning.html

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December 20, 2022

Common food dye can trigger inflammatory bowel diseases, say researchers

by McMaster University

Long-term consumption of Allura Red food dye can be a potential trigger of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, says McMaster University's Waliul Khan. Researchers using experimental animal models of IBD found that continual exposure to Allura Red AC harms gut health and promotes inflammation.

The dye directly disrupts gut barrier function and increases the production of serotonin, a hormone/neurotransmitter found in the gut, which subsequently alters gut microbiota composition leading to increased susceptibility to colitis.

https://medicalxpress.com/news/2022-12-common-food-dye-trigger-inflammatory.html

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