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Are dosages of Saccharin Sodium in food are non-carcinogenic?

There is such sweetener as Saccharin Sodium that being added sometimes in drinks and just sold as sweetener on it's own. I didn't found information about dosages, but but on nih.gov I see this: ...
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What is the current standpoint on cooking with olive oil?

Usually I make dishes by adding a tablespoon of olive oil to the meat or vegetables and just have them for some time on a teflon pan. I know that frying is done on high temperatures and results in ...
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How do you filter out Benzene?

Benzene is (considered to be) a dangerous carcinogenic volatile organic compound. If somebody (oh, say, I dunno, a petrochemical plant maybe?) were to release some Benzene into the air where you live -...
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What is the risk of one-time small exposure to Roundup Weedkiller Spray?

I had an incident that spray some Roundup weedkiller on my foot (but i didn't wash it up in time). The smell is also bad that I may also acidentally inhale some. I have googled quite some time, and ...
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Do bananas prevent cancer?

I found this article: https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/fstr/15/3/15_3_275/_pdf , but I am not sure whether it means that bananas prevent cancer.
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What are we putting on our faces!?! Why don't we have an agency like the FDA approving/monitoring the safety of cosmetics?

"FDA does not approve cosmetics, although we do approve color additives used in cosmetics. It is the responsibility of cosmetic manufacturers to ensure, before marketing their products, that the ...
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How carcinogenic are neoprene coated dumbbells?

I have read in many places online that neoprene coated dumbbells may cause cancer. Just how carcinogenic are they? Would normal use of said dumbbells (say less than one hour per day) be of any risk? ...
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Eating burned food

You often hear common advices about not eating burned food because of the development of carcinogenic matter. Let's say a pizza that has been kept too long in the oven; not completely burned, but not ...
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Should I be worried about glyphosate exposure?

There has been a lot of discussion in the media lately about glyphosate (Roundup) and what some see as a huge risk of exposure to a possibly carcinogenic chemical. Some examples: The Real Reason ...