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Old February 20th, 2015, 01:23 PM
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What do you think of the authenticity of such messages on social media?

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Re: Free health advice on internet

I think at least this one is worth following - if not for avoiding cancer , then just for avoiding eating unhealthy and unexpected things (plastic in this case).
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Old February 20th, 2015, 02:02 PM
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Re: Free health advice on internet

The question though still begs to be answered, is it authorized by American Doctors' Association that it references?

There's probably nothing called American Doctors' Association. There is a American Medical Association.

See this clarification on cancer.org about similar misinformation being spread by emails.

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Microwaving Plastic

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Anyone who’s heated something up in the microwave has probably wondered about possible health effects. One common email exploits this fear by quoting information allegedly contained in a newsletter from Johns Hopkins University, adding that the “information is being circulated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.” Various versions of this email say a Dr. Fujimoto from Castle Hospital was on a TV program warning that heating plastic in the microwave or freezing water in plastic bottles releases toxins, like dioxin and DEHA.

In August 2004, the email took on new life when the name of an American Cancer Society staffer at the bottom of the email seemed to give the story real credibility.

In 2007, a "cancer update" email quoting a newsletter purportedly from Johns Hopkins Hospital with lots of other false claims was added to the email.

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This email has its roots in a January 2002 appearance on KHON-TV, Honolulu by a genuine person, Dr. Edward Fujimoto, who apparently made these claims. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its website does say substances used to make plastics can leach into foods. But the agency has found the levels expected to migrate into foods to be well within the margin of safety based on information available to the agency. As for dioxin, the FDA says it “has seen no evidence that plastic containers or films contain dioxins and knows of no reason why they would.”

As to the information added in 2007 and attributed to Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins officials say they did not publish the information nor do they consider its contents valid.


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Re: Free health advice on internet

Astrologically also they say eating drinking things in plastic is invitation for cancer,specially those cutting tea cups.It turns your saturn negative and can cause cancer in long term.
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Re: Free health advice on internet

i would double check them by googling them or in snopes.com. In many cases they are fake.
In this case though i could not find anything denying it, there does not seem to be an organization like 'American Doctors Association'. If you google for 'American Doctors association', you dont find any results for that.
Most of the plastic containers are not microwave enabled. If they are microwave enabled and harm people, some Amru would have sued dollartree long back.
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Re: Free health advice on internet

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The question though still begs to be answered, is it authorized by American Doctors' Association that it references?

There's probably nothing called American Doctors' Association. There is a American Medical Association.

See this clarification on cancer.org about similar misinformation being spread by emails.
Read this after i made the previous post, but generally do not follow stuff. Some mobile phone manuals specifically mentioned about 2007 and 2008 that using them while connected to a charger does not cause any harm.

And i have been microwaving water for a ling time. It has not burst out on my face so far.
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Re: Free health advice on internet

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And i have been microwaving water for a ling time. It has not burst out on my face so far.
But this one is true and does happen... and can be reproduced with reliability. Only requirement is distilled water... not water out of your tap or filter.
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generally, when i read at the end of any message / email "Share to as many people" or "Forward to as many people", i smell a hoax.

This is the last hoax email i forwarded (in the previous century).

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Dear Friends,

Please help , if possible. This is important to me...so I am asking you to please forward it.
Please send this to all your contacts. If anyone you know has survived NON SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER, please contact me at the address given below. My husband has it and I would like to know what treatment was used. Please forward to everyone on your contact list. From the bottom of my heart I thank you.

Thank you,
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