Absorbing Too Much Chlorinated Water Increases Risk of Cancer

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People who regularly swim in chlorinated pools or take lots of showers or baths are at an increased risk of cancer.

Swimming too much – or even taking too many baths or showers – could increase the risk of developing bladder cancer, warn environmental health experts.  Carcinogenic chemicals called trihalomethanes (THMs), created as a byproduct of chlorinating water, can be absorbed through the skin, they say.

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Hexavalent Chromium, the Carcinogen Made Famous by Erin Brockovich, Found in Cities Across U.S.

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Julia Roberts played Erin Brockovich in the film of the same name.

The domestic tap water of 31 out of 35 United States cities surveyed contains hexavalent chromium, the probable carcinogen made famous by the film Erin Brockovich, according to an environmental report.

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10% Of China Restaurant Meals Use ‘Oil’ From Drains And Gutters

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Oil Swill Is Not Good Food!

A recent student investigation in Wuhan, China, led by tireless food crusader Professor He Dongping has revealed 2-3 million tons of ‘swill oil’ makes its way back into rice boxes and meals each year. It is usually sold as pig feed.

And we’re not talking recycled cooking oil (as in the proper way), but stuff from the country’s drains and gutters treated to look like edible cooking oil in a lucrative night-time operation.
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Formaldehyde Linked To More Common Cancers

Formaldehyde Linked To More Common Cancers 

Doctors fear tens of thousands of children were exposed to dangerous levels of the cancer-causing agent formaldehyde in the post-Katrina FEMA trailers and could have lifelong illnesses.

New research raises additional concerns about the harmful effects of formaldehyde, a common chemical found in everything from plywood to nail polish, car exhaust and cigarette smoke.

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