Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday's health links

  1. Environmental Defence calls on Health Canada to tighten regulations on toxins in cosmetics after finding many unlisted heavy metals in cosmetics. It also calls for complete itemization of the makeup of our makeup. Why the heck doesn't this already happen? Cosmetic companies argue that many of these ingredients are naturally occurring components of listed ingredients. But when no level of lead is safe, and when no one knows what the cumulative impact is of many beauty products applied over many days, shouldn't consumers be able to see a complete itemization of what they are putting on their skin?
  2. Obesity raises men's prostate cancer risk.
  3. Teens are using sunbeds even though they know that they increase the risk of skin cancer.
  4. Prostate cancer on the rise for US servicemen.
  5. How much is enough? How much is too much? Coffee and its impact on disease, measured in cups.
  6. How about coffee and breast cancer? Consumer Reports Health reports on a study that examined coffee and its possible impact on estrogen-receptor negative breast cancer.


  1. Cyn,
    Thanks for the links! Of course, I went right to the one on coffee as I sit at my laptop with my mug! As expected, nothing conclusive...

  2. Hi, Nancy!

    Doesn't that make you crazy! At the end of the day, I am just playing the odds when I decide what I'm going to do, with any of these reports.