(Updated on 23/03/2016)

  • Ultra-processed foods 'linked to cancer' - 15 February 2018
    "A link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers.
    They classified foods including cakes, chicken nuggets and mass-produced bread as "ultra-processed"..."

    + What counts as ultra-processed


  • Hot Drinks Linked to Cancer - Text + Audio - 17 October 2016
    "The U.N.’s cancer research agency now lists hot drinks with lead, gasoline and exhaust fumes as a possible cause of cancer."



  • CANCER - a file (BBC)

  • Cancer-related infographics  (

  • Mobiles 'may cause brain cancer'
    " The World Health Organization's cancer research agency says mobile phones are "possibly carcinogenic"...
    it is important to take pragmatic measures to reduce exposure such as hands free devices or texting."

    See : What else is labelled possibly carcinogenic ?



    • formaldehyde (for-MAL-deh-hide)(
      "A chemical used in manufacturing and chemical industries, and as a preservative by anatomists, embalmers, and pathologists.
      Being exposed to formaldehyde may increase the risk of developing leukemia and brain cancer...
      Formaldehyde sources in the home include pressed-wood products, cigarette smoke, and fuel-burning appliances "

      What are the short-term health effects of formaldehyde exposure?
      When formaldehyde is present in the air at levels exceeding 0.1 ppm, some individuals may experience adverse effects such as watery eyes;
      burning sensations in the eyes, nose, and throat; coughing; wheezing; nausea; and skin irritation. Some people are very sensitive to formaldehyde, whereas others have no reaction to the same level of exposure."

      See : How can people limit formaldehyde exposure in their homes?

    • An Introduction to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Formaldehyde (

    • You're Probably Breathing Formaldehyde Right Now! (

      Common Household Sources of Formaldehyde :