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  1. Scientists have forced naked mole rats to live in concentrated areas of radiation and injected with carcinogens, but they have never developed cancer. They tolerate acid, live 6 times longer than other rodents, they survive long periods of oxygen deprivation and can live in heavy polluted areas.

  2. Scientists have dosed naked mole rats with carcinogens and radiation, yet they have never been observed to develop cancer. They tolerate acid, live 6x longer than other rodents, they hardly age, they survive long periods of oxygen deprivation and can live in heavy metal polluted areas.

  3. Given a long enough life, cancer will eventually kill you... even in a world free from carcinogens and equipped with the most powerful medical technology"

  4. Microwaving food results in a lower incidence of carcinogenic chemicals than baking or frying, and it does not remove nutrients.

  5. Processed meat has been classified as a ‘definite’ cause of cancer (or Group 1 carcinogen) – the same group that includes smoking and alcohol because the "IARC isn’t in the business of telling us how potent something is in causing cancer – only whether it does so or not”.

  6. A campfire is significantly worse for your health than a cigarette, and some studies have shown that there may be 30x the amount of carcinogens in woodsmoke than tobacco smoke.

  7. Red M&Ms were not sold for 10 years over concerns that red food dye was a carcinogen

  8. In 2004 Coca Cola introduced their 'Dasani' water brand to the UK and it was discovered to be London mains water simply put through reverse osmosis. Somehow they also introduced a carcinogen called bromate into the water and the brand was shut down.

  9. True root beer contains a dangerous carcinogen, and has been banned since the 1970's

  10. Potatoes should never be refrigerated. Not only does it ruin the flavor, it produces high levels of a carcinogen called acrylamide

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Many first responders on 9/11 and clean up workers are dying from the carcinogenic dust

Spices like turmeric, paprika and ginger are often cut with fillers, from less expensive spices to flours, corn starch and even sawdust. Toxic or potentially carcinogenic dyes are added to hide aging of a product or the presence of fillers, as in metanil yellow color and lead chromate

In 1994, Menards was fined for the unlicensed transportation and disposal of carcinogenic ash from pressure-treated wood. Three years later, their owner was fined for using his personal pickup truck to haul more ash to his home for disposal with his personal trash.

The WHO classed shift work as a carcinogenic in 2007.

Texas is #1 in toxic chemicals released into water, carcinogens released into air, carbon dioxide emissions, hazardous waste, #2 in overall birth rate, #50 in % with high school diploma, population insured, women receiving prenatal care in first trimester

Visitors are advised to avoid the blue asbestos that is found in Wittenoom Gorge and Yampire Gorge. Asbestos is a known carcinogen if inhaled.

Some scientists and researchers believe that cooking food in a microwave changes it to the point that it becomes carcinogenic (cancer causing) in some cases.

C8, a synthetic chemical manufactured by duPont is a carcinogen and toxicant detected in the blood of 98% of Americans, and they knew this decades ago

Some scientists believe that Queen Hatshepsut used an ointment to treat her skin condition on a regular basis. It has been determined that the ointment contained a carcinogen and may have led to her cancer.

While barium does not build up in the body and is not a carcinogen, breathing its dust can damage the lungs.

Red No. 2 was banned by the FDA in the 70's for being carcinogenic and replaced with Red No. 40. The opposite happened in Europe. To this day Red No. 2 is banned in the US and instead Red No. 40 is consumed, and vice versa in Europe.

Burning wood releases carcinogens that are more potent than cigarettes and can pass through our mucus defenses, entering our blood and posing a risk to the heart. They also resist gravitational settling, remaining airborne for weeks at a time.

Marinating meat before a BBQ can reduce certain carcinogens by close to 90%

X-rays are known carcinogens. However they can be helpful in medical diagnosis and treatment.

In the 1970s, city officials in Times Beach, Missouri, sprayed waste oil over unpaved roads to alleviate a dust problem, but the oil contained dioxin, a carcinogenic compound of Agent Orange, ultimately forcing the town to be abandoned

3.5% of cancer deaths worldwide are attributable to the consumption of alcohol and that the World Health Organization has classified alcohol as a Group 1 carcinogen.

The city of Asbest, Russia surrounds the world's largest asbestos pit - it is still actively mined. A population of about 70,000 is constantly exposed to carcinogenic dust. The municipal anthem? "Asbestos, my city and my fate."

Aflatoxin is a type of mold found most commonly on peanuts and corn. This mold is a known carcinogen (cancer-causing).

Dutchman's pipe is not popular as herbal remedy today, due to high content of aristolochic acid, compound with carcinogenic (it can induce cancer) properties.

Bacon becomes carcinogenic when cooked at high temps due to the formation of nitrosamines, which are found in latex and tobacco products.

Red M&M's disappeared from packages for more than a decade due to carcinogens found in a food dye. The dye in question was never used in M&M's.

Clumping clay cat litter (the common variety) is strip mined, not biodegradable, contains carcinogenic silica dust, and causes potentially lethal intestinal blockages if ingested

Fiddleheads of Bracken fern contain carcinogenic substances and they are not recommended for human consumption.

The FDA banned Sodium Cyclamate, an artificial sweetener, because it was wrongly found to be carcinogenic at doses equivalent to drinking 350 diet soda cans each day.

One of the most carcinogenic biological substance known so far is the aflatoxin, a mycotoxin produced by some Aspergillus species and can colonize grain (like peanuts)