Things you think cause cancer but actually don't

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Genetically modified foods - Contrary to popular belief, there is no scientific evidence that GMOs cause cancer.

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Cell phones - The radiofrequency (RF) radiation that cell phones emit isn't capable of damaging your DNA and causing genetic mutations (i.e. cancer).

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Burnt foods - It's unlikely that eating burnt toast will increase your risk of cancer, according to Cancer Research UK.

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Sugar - Sugar as such will not increase your risk of developing cancer. Though obesity might have an impact.

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Toothpaste - There are concerns that triclosan used in some toothpastes (and also used in hand wash) can cause cancer. This is false.

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Dairy - There is no evidence that consuming milk and other dairy products causes cancer.

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Bras - There is no link between underwire bras and breast cancer.

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Boiling water for too long or reboiling it - This supposedly creates harmful chemical compounds in the water that will give you cancer. This is yet another myth.

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Using a microwave oven - These ovens warm up food using radiofrequency radiation. But this is done within the oven itself, and certainly does not make your food radioactive!

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Using a microwave oven - Microwaving your food won't change its chemical or molecular structure. Therefore, it does not cause cancer.

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Some cereals - Some cereal, including Lucky Charms,  Cheerios, and Quaker Oats, may contain glyphosate, a chemical compound used as weed killer.

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Some cereals - But evidence on whether glyphosate causes cancer is not conclusive, with different health authorities taking different positions.

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