There Is An Endemic Belief In Fake Causes Of Cancer

There is an endemic misguided belief in mythical causes of cancer. “There is no guarantee against getting cancer, but by knowing the biggest risk factors, we can stack the odds in our favor to help reduce our individual risk of the disease, rather than wasting time worrying about fake news.” – Clare Hyde, Cancer Research UKResearchers at University College London (UCL) and the University of Leeds surveyed 1,330 people in England and found that more than 40% wrongly thought that stress (43%) and food additives (42%) caused cancer. A third incorrectly believed that electromagnetic frequencies (35%) and eating GM food (34%) were risk factors, while 19% thought microwave ovens and 15% said drinking from plastic bottles caused cancer despite a lack of sound scientific evidence.