Over the past few decades, the culprits of cancer have been prescribed a variety of things: bras, and mouthwash, and a number of different products. Not all of these things are simple horror stories. Moreover, new suspects are added to the list. Here are the myths surrounding our usual things, and their confirmation or debunking.
Myth: Weight zealots celebrated victory in the 1950s when diet soda drinks went on sale. However, laboratory tests soon showed that the cyclamate sweetener causes bladder cancer in rats and was replaced with saccharin. It turned out to be no better – saccharin also provoked the development of cancerous tumors. Despite the fact that saccharin did not fall under the ban, the products in which it is contained must have a corresponding mark on the package. Continue reading