#Mythbust! Popular myths about the causes of cancer
There are popular myths about cancer causing reasons and this misconceptions may lead to stress.
Microwaved food eating may cancer! You might have heard about it widely. And they always explained some gullible reasons to make you believe.
But most experts deny all these stupid reasons.
Most experts say that microwave ovens don’t give off enough energy to damage the genetic material (DNA) in cells so they can’t cause cancer. Microwaves heat food, but do not make any changes to it that aren’t made in any other cooking method.
There’s NO risk from microwaving a potato, for two minutes, eight minutes or to the point of the potato drying out and becoming charred.
The radiation is electromagnetic radiation (radio waves), not atomic particle radiation, and the potato doesn’t become radioactive.
Lets move into other popular misconception!
Why do people believe that deodorant causes breast cancer?
Ultimate reason of this hoax is as usual the overwhelmed information about anything that available on internet. Some people shoot stupidity in the name of organic living and some people just for the fun of it. But eventually people will end up confused and they have no clue what to do about this ‘fear’.
Partly this is because of a failure in school systems to teach people rational, logic based thought processes and the scientific method. Just like snake oil salesmen of the 19th century, people like “Dr. Oz” and “Dr. Merkola” peddle their wares with false promises, scare tactics, and hype to make a profit. People are gullible for the reasons described.
If we take a surgical strike on this issue, the reason is simple. Breast happens to be close to armpit; so its easy to make an assumption like this way.
This is one of those ‘beliefs’ that pop up from time to time. There is no proven link between deodorant use and breast cancer. Any studies completed to date have not been adequate to show proof
Chemically, There is a great deal of hyperbolic and outright wrong information being spread around the internet about these products, particularly about the ingredient aluminum chlorohydrate. Aluminum chlorohydrate has lower toxicity and is less of a carcinogen than table salt.
Last but least! Cancer is contagious!
Do we really need to comment about it?