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Mistletoe ampoules

Cancer drug: the other use for mistletoe

Laura Sevier

18th December, 2009

Mistletoe is not just for kissing under. In some European countries the plant is a respected and widely used treatment for cancer. Will it catch on in the UK? more...
A Tasmanian devil

Rising cancer levels in animals

Ecologist

7th August, 2009

Report published in Nature expresses alarm at the impact of cancer on endangered species such as Tasmanian devil and beluga whale more...
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Cancer and how to avoid it

Laura Sevier

29th May, 2009

We all carry cancer cells, but we also possess natural defences. Laura Sevier meets Dr David Servan-Schreiber, author of 'Anticancer: A new way of life' to find out more more...
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Cancer expert believe links with mobile phones will be ‘definitively proven’ in next 10 years

News

16th April, 2009

A cancer expert believes that links between cancer and mobile phones will become apparent in the next decade more...
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Behind the Label: Pantene Pro-V Style

Pat Thomas

10th April, 2009

Farah brought us the flick. Jennifer gave us the ‘Rachel’. Madonna made ‘blonde ambition’ a desirable thing – at least for a while. And Britney? Well, she got fed up and shaved all hers off. more...
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Behind the label: Smokeless tobacco

Pat Thomas

1st October, 2008

We get an entertaining selection of press releases each week at the Ecologist. Recently, however, amid claims for the greenest 4x4s ever, vegan-friendly breastmilk ice cream and strip-mining with a heart, one stood out. more...
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Cancer-supporting nitrites - an all-too-familiar story

Oliver Tickell

9th June, 2008

Research from China suggests that even low levels of nitrites in drinking water can cause cancer. Why is the West ignoring the evidence? asks Oliver Tickell more...
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The new coal age

Amy Scaife

3rd June, 2008

The coal industry of last century is the prime reason Merthyr Tydfil has the worst health in the UK. Now, with more coal and cash to carve from one of Europe’s largest opencast mines, developers and the local authority are back to finish the job. Words and photographs by Amy Scaife more...
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Hell for leather

Jim Wickens

1st June, 2008

Must-have handbags? shoes to die for? From cheap trinkets to luxury car interiors, Jim Wickens discovers the startling facts behind what we buy into when we buy leather goods.
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The safer cigarette

Devra Davis

15th May, 2008

What do government and industry do when something is toxic but massively profitable? Most of the time, says Devra Davis, they just invest in better class of PR… more...
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Profitable Pollutants

Ecologist

15th May, 2008

It usually takes a major public health crisis to remove profitable toxins completely from marketplace. In the meantime most of us continue to be exposed to a variety of profitable poisons, including: more...
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Behind the Label: Roundup Weedkiller

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2008

A weedkiller that kills a lot more than simply weeds? If it’s worse than the poison it’s no cure at all, says Pat thomas
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The Brofiscin saga

Jon Hughes

10th January, 2008

The answer to the ongoing Brofiscin saga lies not in the South Wales Quarry but in Doncaster. Jon Hughes explains the complex legal judgement that has paralysed the Environment Agency and undermined its raison d’etre; to make the polluter pay more...

Dark Days for Low Energy Light Bulbs

News

7th January, 2008

This month shops in the UK will begin to phase out traditional tungsten bulbs as part of a government plan to replace them completely by 2011 and save 5m tonnes of carbon emissions a year. However the current crop of low energy light bulbs are coming under criticism for causing skin complaints and migraines, releasing Mercury into the environment on disposal and not being as energy efficient as new LED equivalents. more...
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Five men's products you should steer clear of

Pat Thomas

26th April, 2007

Metrosexual man cares about his appearance. He uses body sprays, hair gel, and fragrances. He maybe even eats salads. Does he give any thought as to what social norms have forced onto his skin? more...
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5 beauty products you should avoid

Pat Thomas

19th April, 2007

Beauty products. Few items are sold to us with more reassurances that they will be good for our health, appearance and well-being. Few items are so drastically misnamed. In this collection of 'Behind the Label' articles, we select five beauty products that shouldn't feature on your bathroom shelf... more...
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Five beauty products you should avoid

Pat Thomas

19th April, 2007

Beauty products. Few items are sold to us with more reassurances that they will be good for our health, appearance and well-being. Few items are so drastically misnamed. In this collection of 'Behind the Label' articles, we select five beauty products that shouldn't feature on your bathroom shelf... more...
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Behind the label: Nicorette nicotine patches

Pat Thomas

1st April, 2007

We all know that smokers should quit the habit. But does nicotine replacement really help? Pat Thomas investigates more...
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EXLUSIVE: How the Environment Agency is gagging one eyewitness to what is potentially one of the UK's biggest environmental crimes

Jon Hughes & Pat Thomas

22nd March, 2007

The Environment Agency (EA) is within weeks of letting Monsanto escape its liability for dumping thousands of tonnes of cancer-causing chemicals – including all the ingredients of the DDT defoliant Agent Orange – in two quarries in Wales. more...
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Mobile Headache

Maggie King

1st March, 2007

In the middle of a meeting in Westminster Silvia Wilson stood up, in tears, pleading for a doctor that could diagnose and treat her daughter’s health problem. more...
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Behind the label: Maybelline Superstay 16-hour lip colour

Pat Thomas

1st May, 2006

What goes on your lips can go into your mouth – and it may be far from palatable. Pat Thomas investigates more...
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Behind the label: Interior paints

Pat Thomas

1st February, 2006

Thinking of brightening up your house for spring? Think again, there’s a lot more to paint than meets the eye. Pat Thomas reports
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Behind the label: Blistex lip salve

Pat Thomas

1st November, 2005

Warning! Kissable lips may endanger your health. By Pat Thomas more...
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Behind the label: Nivea Moisturising Lotion

Pat Thomas

1st June, 2005

Are we being naïve about nivea? By Pat Thomas more...
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Behind the label: Radox Herbal Bath with Juniper

Pat Thomas

25th April, 2005

Overrun with shower gels that claim to firm and tone, cream baths that turn back the clock and body scrubs that detox and purify, the shelves of the average supermarket and pharmacy could be mistaken for those of a specialist spa or beauty parlour. Modern marketing contrives to make us believe that taking a bath or shower is an ‘experience’ rather than a personal hygiene fundamental, and that bath-time products are indulgent treats with emotional benefits. More often than not we believe it.
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