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Seraphina
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Yep, everything causes cancer, but you can prevent cancer by eating 3kg of broccoli a day. Although that may mean you will overdose on vitamin A.
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Comment: Someone just sent me an article about a lawsuit regarding toxic
exposure causing inflamatory breast cancer in three women in one office
building. Attached to the article, someone had added that carbonless paper
causes cancer. Is there any evidence to that effect? The e-mail says that
this is the "dirty little secret" in the industry.

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Comment: Is this the old twist on a urban legend?

Air Fresheners Cause Cancer?

When you use air fresheners in your home, especially the
kind that plug into electrical outlets, you may be doing
more harm than good.

A study conducted by researchers with the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency concludes that a potentially harmful smog
can form inside homes through reactions between air
fresheners and ozone. Those reactions generate formaldehyde,
which has long been classified as a probable carcinogen, as
well as related cancer compounds that many experts believe
are responsible for respiratory illnesses, reports Nature
News Service.

Plug-in air fresheners emit fragrance molecules called
pinene and limonene. That in and of itself is not harmful.
But also in the air is the common urban pollutant ozone gas,
which is produced at ground level when the emissions exhaust
from our cars and trucks reacts with sunlight. The problem
occurs with the chemical reaction between the fragrance
molecules and the ozone gas. Specifically, the EPA study
found that mixing the two created particles of
formaldehyde-related compounds at a concentration of about
50 micrograms in each cubic meter of air, which is close to
the EPA's outdoor particle limit. (A smoke-filled room has
more than 100 micrograms of particles per cubic meter.)

"If you open a window on a high-ozone day, you could trigger
these reactions," study leader Mark Mason, told Nature News.
Mason is an environmental scientist at the EPA's National
Risk Management Research Laboratory in North Carolina.

Plug-in air fresheners are regulated by the U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission, which has reviewed the EPA study.
Ken Giles, a public information officer with the agency,
cautions that the study is only preliminary and based on
research conducted in a room-sized test chamber and not a
house. "But we do not think that 'freshening' air is a good
way to deal with air pollution," Giles told Nature News.

What can be done? EPA study leader Mason thinks air
freshener manufacturers should change their product formulas
, using less reactive chemicals.

The study findings were published in the journal
Environmental Science and Technology.

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Comment: Hello,

I was wondering if the following story is true...

VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

This incident happened recently in north Texas. We need to be even more
careful everywhere.

A 16 year old varsity cheerleader went boating with some friends one
Sunday, wearing her favorite pair of Ugg boots. During the trip she
started feeling woozy, and said that she needed to sit down. An hour
later, she began projectile vomiting. Six hours later, she died.

The autopsy revealed that she had acquired cancer though repeated and
lengthy exposure to Vinyl chloride, a toxic chemical, which is designed to
kill parasites contained in sheep's wool.When exposed to heat and
moisture, it can absorb into the skin and can lead to dizziness, fainting,
vomiting, and in rare cases, death. The woman had unknowingly absorbed a
lethal amount of this chemical through the the soles of her feet. She was
an avid fan of Uggs, and had tackily (and tragically) decided to wear her
pair of Australia "Uptown II" boots everyday for six months straight. The
cute, sporty shoes that she always said would "get her laid", eventually
did....6 feet under the ground! Friends and family could only stand by
helplessly as the cancer ravaged her frail, yet popular, body!

A study at NYCU has shown that the majority of shoes that contain sheeps
wool, such as Uggs, are full of germs and bacteria, which require them to
be rountinely treated with Vinyl chloride. Vinyl chloride is a dangerous,
cancer causing chemical which can lead to weight gain and infertility at
even small doses.

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My MIL claims that she just read somewhere that all scented candles--except beeswax or soy--release carcinogens in their smoke. The only information I could find was that certain imported candles may have a lead wick, but most domestic brands, such as Yankee, use a cotton wick.

My googling skills are failing me. Does anyone know where to find more info? Personally, I think she's just looking for an excuse to make me stop burning my candles.

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Well, there is some truth to it. All smoke contains carcinogens. The amount you would get from a candle wick is negligible, though. You inhale more carcinogens cooking on a barbeque or walking down a street near cars. I wouldn't worry much about it.

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Also, some candle wicks had a thin lead wire to make the wicks stiffer. This was sufficient to cause lead poisoning.

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