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  1. Lifestyle - Health - HITS AND MYTHS

    Hits and myths: are tampons toxic?

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 09:37am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... to render it an aesthetically pleasing white colour. Dioxin is a by-product of this chemical process, and it is thought to contribute to the ever-increasing number of cervical cancer cases around the world. In addition to dioxin, conventional pads, liners and tampons may also contain pesticides, plastic, and other harmful chemicals and synthetics. Organic feminine hygiene products, ...

  2. Lifestyle - Health - HITS AND MYTHS

    Hits and myths: microwaving food in ordinary plastic containers

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 02:54pm by Sasha Gonzales

    ... in the microwave, and the high temperature can cause the plastic chemicals to break down and leach out, thereby contaminating the food in the container. Microwaveable or microwave-safe containers ... the potential for chemicals in plastic to migrate, the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department closely regulates the production of plastic containers and materials that come into contact with food. ...

  3. Lifestyle - Health - HITS AND MYTHS

    Hits and myths: Must sunscreen have an SPF of 30+ to be truly effective?

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... There are other points to consider when choosing a sunscreen, says Low: sunscreens contain filters that reflect or absorb UV rays. There are two main types, organic and inorganic. Also called chemical ...

  4. Lifestyle - Health - HITS AND MYTHS

    Hits and myths: no sex please, I ate a pineapple

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... of histamine, a chemical produced by the body that helps protect it against infection. But some people are histamine intolerant, and drinking pineapple juice can trigger the production of excessive ... the digestive process by helping to break down proteins, while also soothing inflammation in the stomach. Pineapple juice is also moderately high in salicylates, chemicals that occur naturally in plants ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - HITS AND MYTHS

    Hot chillies can improve dieting

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... to slim down, you might want to start adding a little spice to your meals. In addition to their high vitamin C and beta-carotene content, red chillies also contain a group of chemicals called capsaicinoids, and their sister compounds capsinoids, which are believed to play a beneficial role in weight management. These chemicals are found in the white membrane in the chilli and are what give ...

  6. Lifestyle - Health - HITS AND MYTHS

    Hits and myths: juice detox

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Sasha Gonzales

    ... Chung says. "And it's important to remember that detoxification takes time - usually longer than three days - because most chemicals are accumulated in our fat cells or bind to protein ...



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