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Air Fresheners And Polish Give You Cancer Is Our Scare Story Of The Day

SCARE Story of The Day is that household cleaners give you cancer. The Daily Express is emphatic:

“CANCER ALERT IN HOUSE CLEANERS”

Know that:

“Using polish can double risk of breast tumours”

Is “can” a fact?

Those who use the products most often are twice as likely to contract the disease as those who handle them sparingly, say researchers.

You want the facts? Here goes:

US researchers asked 1,500 women aged between 60 and 80 to recall their cleaning habits, and compared cancer rates for different levels of product use. Study leader Dr Julia Brody said: “Women who reported the highest combined cleaning product use had a doubled risk of breast cancer compared with those with the lowest reported use.

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Posted: 20th, July 2010 | In: Reviews | Comments (2)