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July 2002 (Vol. 13 Issue 4)

MagazineJuly 2002 (Vol. 13 Issue 4)

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FEATURE Dying to look good

Every time you make up, you lather your face with a deadly cocktail of carcinogens, preservatives, mutagens, allergens, toxic heavy metals and other poisons that slip through the loose regulatory net

FEATURE Doctors detect h. pylori bug with breath test

Doctors can easily detect Helicobacter pylori, the bug responsible for most ulcers, with a simple breath test without resorting to endoscopy which, for many patients, is a distressing experience

FEATURE Illness in the body can lead to illness in your teeth

Re your article on sarcoidosis (WDDTY vol 13 no 2, Q&A), my experience is that there is a two-way connection between teeth and various organs and systems of the body

FEATURE Fatty fish help you live longer

We all know that fatty fish and supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids can help prevent a second, and perhaps fatal, heart attack - but researchers have now found that the same diet can also help healthy people live longer too

FEATURE Severe eczema new reaction to smallpox jab

Severe eczema can now be added to the range of side-effects caused by the smallpox vaccine

FEATURE Nuclear radiation can also cause childhood cancer

Re 'Childhood Cancer' (WDDTY vol 13 no 1), mention should have been made of the work of Dr Ernest J

FEATURE Killer colours

Most cosmetic colours are considered capable of causing cancer - such as D&C reds 2, 3, 4, 10, 17 and 23; and FD&C red 10 and blue 4 - and are banned from US and European cosmetics, but the following carcinogens can be regularly found in illegally imported cosmetics from other countries

FEATURE Steroids killed my brother and sister steroids killed my brother and

Re 'Steroids caused our son's death', my heart goes out to Fionn and Heather Hann

FEATURE Eu vitamin laws: no compromise possible

Your Viewpoint (WDDTY vol 13 no 2) is memorable for its call to arms rather than a further drift to appeasement via 'integrated medicine'

FEATURE Cancer-causing ingredients

Cosmetics can contain frank carcinogens - which are inherently carcinogenic - or hidden carcinogens - which become carcinogenic under certain circumstances, such as when mixed, or contaminated by frank carcinogens (Epstein SS, Unreasonable Risk, Environmental Toxicology, 2001)

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