Scarcely a day goes by in which we don’t receive a dire warning about the latest poison or toxin infiltrating our homes in the guise of a harmless household product. Some of these warnings are real, but too many of them are full of misinformation and amount to little more than hysteria masquerading as fact.




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The artificial sweetener aspartame has been proved responsible for an epidemic of cancer, brain tumors, and multiple sclerosis.


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Reusing, freezing, or heating plastic water bottles will cause them to break down into carcinogenic compounds or release dioxins.


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Anti-perspirants have been identified as the leading cause of breast cancer.


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Ordinary use of Canola oil is dangerous to consumers.


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An EPA study proposed paying families to allow their children to be exposed to pesticides.


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Disposable chopsticks are loaded with carcinogens.


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Harmful levels of asbestos have been found in several brands of children’s crayons.


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Adolescents have died huffing from cans of Dust-Off brand compressed air.


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Dawn brand dishwashing liquid is significantly more caustic than other brands and erodes the corneas of children’s eyes.


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A mixture of Enfalac baby formula and dog food caused a toddler’s stomach to explode.


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Inhaling from the wrong end of a filtered cigarette will lead to genital disfunction.


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Several major brands of lipstick contain dangerous levels of lead.


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Some children’s vinyl lunch boxes contain unsafe levels of lead.


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Microwaving foods in plastic containers releases cancer-causing agents into the foods.


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E-mailed accounts warn of death and disease caused by rat urine on soda cans.


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A 2-year-old boy died a horrible death after ingesting Resolve brand carpet cleaner.


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Drug traffickers are hiding small amounts of ricin in methamphetamine labs to kill law enforcement officers.


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Pot scrubbing sponges manufactured by Procter & Gamble contain a dangerous derivative of Agent Orange.


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Vitamin C users who eat shrimp risk death from arsenic poisoning.


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Soy food products are linked to thyroid cancer.


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Tampax Pearl brand tampons have been linked to an outbreak of toxic shock syndrome.


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Tampon manufacturers use asbestos in their products to promote bleeding.


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A single dose of Children’s Motrin can cause ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding in children.


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Old pancake and other baking mixes are dangerous.


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Mr. Clean Magic Eraser contains formaldehyde.


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Ingestion of hand sanitizer by children can result in alcohol poisoning.


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Sidewalk chalk has been known to contain lead.


Multi-status bullet
When broken, energy-saving light bulbs (CFLs) loose dangerous amounts of mercury into a home.


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Use of a laptop computer can reduce a man’s sperm count.


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The artificial butter flavoring used in microwave popcorn poses a danger of lung damage to ordinary consumers.


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Wal-Mart halted sales of Chinese-made flip-flops after some purchasers reported suffering skin rashes or chemical burns.


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Candy canes contain titanium dioxide, a cancer-causing chemical.


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A study found dangerous microbial growth on 70% of lemon slices served with beverages in restaurants.


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Some Chinese-made hair bands were fashioned from recycled condoms.


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Some granite countertops emit radon.


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Automobile dashboards emit cancer-causing benzene fumes.


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Patients should request the use of thyroid guards during x-ray procedures.


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Soup cans are lined with dangerous levels of BPA.


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Pampers Dry Max diapers cause severe diaper rash and chemical burns on infants.


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The sap of the giant hogweed plant is toxic.


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Wearing certain types of sanitary pads causes uterine and bladder cancer and has resulted in the death of 56 girls.


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Huggies Snug and Dry brand diapers commonly cause severe diaper rash and chemical burns on infants.


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The artificial sweetener Splenda was inadequately tested and is unsafe.


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Some loom bands have been taken off the market due to health concerns.


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Medical research has established a causative link between root canals and cancer mortality.


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Keurig users are at risk because the machines are prone to mold, algae, and bacteria growth.


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One in two children will be autistic by 2025 due to use of glyphosate in food.


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Eos Lip Balm has a tendency to grow black or green mold in certain conditions.


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70 percent of Americans are afflicted with a vampire fungus and a large number of chronic illnesses are the result.


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A tattoo ink recall is underway.


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Nuby pacifiers are being recalled due to a choking hazard.


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Johnson and Johnson admitted their products contain ‘cancer-causing formaldehyde‘ in August 2015.