Every year, millions of people used the drug ranitidine to treat heartburn. The branded name is Zantac. Despite this widespread use, officials recently determined that it poses a cancer risk, and it has been recalled.
You already know that Roundup, the most widely-used herbicide in the world, has come under fire for being a probable carcinogen, meaning it can cause cancer. You also know that it still sees widespread use, and you're trying to limit your exposure in any way that you can. That means more than just not buying it to use on your lawn. You also have to consider your food choices, especially when buying soy and corn.
For years, you used talcum powder every single day. It was part of your routine. It has been that way as long as you can remember. Since it's often marketed for babies and young children, along with adults, you have always assumed it was safe.
If you underwent a surgical procedure where the doctors used surgical mesh, they likely told you the potential benefits. For instance, some types of mesh can actually get absorbed by your body over time, meaning you don't need a second surgery, and others can be implanted permanently. You likely got the impression that this was completely safe and that you did not need to worry about anything.
If you have heard that talcum powder has been linked to cancer, it's probably frightening. You've used it before. You have it in your house. Are you at risk?
Parents with young children need to read this if they purchased a Rock 'n Play. The small sleepers are designed to be lightweight, portable sleeping options for infants and babies. They fold up so that you can put them in the car and then fold back open into a sort of hammock. Parents do not typically use them as a main sleeping area for the night, but as a popular option for mid-day naps.
Have you seen the news about the dangers of weed killers like Roundup, which has potentially been linked to cancer? Maybe it's gotten you thinking about the level of exposure that you see every summer and what you can do to stay safe.
You have heard that baby powder, also known as talcum powder, has been linked to cancer. You know that a big part of the risk is extended use. People often used it for years on end, making it more likely that they'd see some of these negative impacts.
You have been using baby powder, or talcum powder, for as long as you can remember. You always assumed it was safe. Then you started hearing that it could cause cancer and could be fatal.
If you ask Monsanto, the company that was recently bought by Bayer and that makes the popular weed killer Roundup, you will probably hear that Roundup is safe. They have been saying for years that it's fine to use it on agricultural products since it just kills things like invasive weeds and has no impact on people who then eat those crops.