Consumer exposure to inorganic arsenic in food raises health concerns such as skin cancer, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

In a risk assessment, EFSA considered the increase in skin cancers associated with inorganic arsenic exposure as the most relevant harmful effect. Experts concluded that ensuring protection against skin

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Assessments of the health impacts of the non-sugar sweetener aspartame have led to disagreements among various research and public health groups.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Joint Expert Committee

Continue Reading International agency says aspartame is possibly carcinogenic but FDA disagrees

California is officially taking a “Roseanne Roseannadanna” approach with a big “nevermind” about those cancer warnings that were supposed to go on coffee.

Like burning toast, roasting coffee beans produces trace amounts of acrylamide, a chemical that’s always been present when some foods are heated, but it went undetected until
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Java enthusiasts can brew in peace as new research shows that the presence of acrylamide, a known carcinogenic chemical, in nine of the top selling coffee brands is undetectable.

The Clean Label Project – a national nonprofit focused on health and transparency in labeling – completed analysis of the research 
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After reviewing an assessment of the best available scientific evidence, the World Health Organization (WHO) has concluded that the consumption of processed meats can increase a person’s chances of developing certain cancers. WHO, the Geneva-based public health arm of the United Nations, was following a recommendation from its International Agency
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Pregnant women and people with leukemia and several other types of cancer are as much as 1,000 times more susceptible to Listeria infections, French researchers report.

Doctors at the French Institute for Public Health Surveillance (Institut de Veille Sanitaire) summarized the results of a major study of French listeriosis patients

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