Hidden horrors in your toothpaste

Could your toothpaste be harming your health? That’s the very real concern of a growing group of dentists who believe that far from being an essential part of our daily regimes, many commercial toothpastes contain substances detrimental to our health. These chemicals have been linked to possible oral and breast cancers, neural and cardiac ailments,… [Continue Reading]

Toxic cigarette ingredients revealed

Chemicals used to make paintstripper and rocket fuel are among a list of 600 toxic substances legally found in cigarettes, the government has revealed. Former Health Secretary Alan Milburn (1999-2003) published details of the “permitted additives” in tobacco products as part of his £50m anti-smoking drive. The list includes acetone, used to make paint stripper;… [Continue Reading]

Energy saving light bulbs ‘contain cancer causing chemicals’

Fears have been reignited about the safety of energy saving light bulbs after a group of scientists warned that they contain cancer causing chemicals. Their report advises that the bulbs should not be left on for extended periods, particularly near someone’s head, as they emit poisonous materials when switched on. Peter Braun, who carried out… [Continue Reading]