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Does electric blanket cause cancer or just a myth ?

Does electric blanket cause cancer or just a myth ?

Myth.: I have nothing to add to the fine answer already given, but since some on this site are saying electric fields apparently can do anything to anybody and can cause every ill known to man. I feel I have to weigh in on with sanity. With cigarettes, there was an epidemic of a formerly rare cancer (lung). With cell phones, brain cancer didn't change. Risk is approaching zero. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can thermal blankets cause cancer?

Can thermal blankets cause cancer?

No: While even chronic use of thermal blankets have not been associated with cancer, chronic exposure to marked heat such as what tibetan monks have used in small coal pots applied to the abdomen to keep them warm. They freaquently develop ulcerating squamous cell cancers on the abdominal wall where the heat was applied. ...Read more

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Do electric cigarettes or cigars cause cancer?

Do electric cigarettes or cigars cause cancer?

???? and yes: Cigars definitely increase your risk of lung cancer (maybe a bit less than cigarettes) in addition to head and neck cancers and other cancers associated with tobacco. Please don't use tobacco products. Electric cigarettes? I frankly don't know of any data on it. Maybe one of my smarter health tap colleagues knows the answer. ...Read more

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Can cancer or any other form of cancer causes electric like shocks in your body?

Can cancer or any other form of cancer causes electric like shocks in your body?

Possibly: A tumor that is pinching a nerve can sometimes cause shooting electricity like pains in the part of the body near that nerve. People can get this kind of pain from many other non-cancerous causes as well. Pain like this that last for a long time should be check out by a doc, especially in a person who has had cancer in the past. ...Read more

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Could the use of an electric blanket cause infertility?

Could the use of an electric blanket cause infertility?

Male or female?: In males, yes. Any heat source that elevates scrotal temperature above 96 degrees could impair sperm production and motility. In females, i don't think so. ...Read more

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Is it possible for using an electric blanket to cause weight gain?

Is it possible for using an electric blanket to cause weight gain?

Who knows ? : ? about the effect of electric blankets on physiological function. Unfortunately, there is good science that low power vibrating electromagnetic waves can be causal of tissue injury and behavioral disorders. Pending further data, electric blankets are not to be advised. Similarly, avoid synthetics and stay with cotton and wool. Your electromagnetic body field will be grateful. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with a dusty blanket lead to any cancer or other problems?

Can sleeping with a dusty blanket lead to any cancer or other problems?

Nothing serious: No, you can not get Cancer just like that. Dust of course is not good to breath as it gets into your lungs and can cause coughing. ...Read more

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Does electric blanket makes ur skin dry?

Does electric blanket makes ur skin dry?

Yes: Warm/hot environment taking away the moist on the surface of skin. ...Read more

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Can electric blankets give off dangerous radiation?

Can electric blankets give off dangerous radiation?

No: Although heat is delivered by warming coils, no radiation is produced. ...Read more

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Would placing electric blanket on a person kill him?

An electric: Blanket is used to provide warmth from the cold. There is little harm if used appropriately. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me why it'sthat when i lay underneath the electric blanket i get horny?

Is this a problem?: Who knows? There could be a variety of reasons. Unless this is causing you some sort of problem, i say, enjoy. There is nothing wrong with being aroused. It sounds as if you are quite healthy. ...Read more

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Are heating blankets safe? Are there any health concerns related to the use of electric heating blankets and heating pads?

Are heating blankets safe? Are there any health concerns related to the use of electric heating blankets and heating pads?

Generally Yes: They are generally safe. However, you need to take a couple of precautions. First, if they do not have a timer, you have to be vigilant about turning them off, as you do not want to start a fire. And, as to heating pads, you need to make sure that you do not lie on the heating element directly, as they can deliver at least 2nd degree burns. ...Read more

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Are electric blankets safe for people with peripheral neuropathy?

Are electric blankets safe for people with peripheral neuropathy?

May cause a bun.: If you are not able to sense heat as good as you should this could result in a thermal burn. ...Read more

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Do mobile phones cause cancer?

Do mobile phones cause cancer?

I say "No": Some of my colleagues will not agree. There's no credible mechanism. The wavelengths of radiation that cause cancer are far different from those that a phone emits. Epidemiologic studies generate a huge amount of junk data, especially when there's a "pop" fear -- recall bias. In one study, there was more cancer on the side OPPOSITE to where the phone was held. I wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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Could a handful of dip cause cancer?

Could a handful of dip cause cancer?

One time?: Doubt it. But why try if you know it can lead to habitual use that will in turn lead to nasty teeth and gums and possible cancer? Why would you play russian roulette even once? Take my advise, friend. Stay away from that crap. ...Read more

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What can cause cancer in the environment?

Many things: Cancer-causing substances are called "carcinogens." they include uv radiation from the sun, radon, agricultural chemicals that get into the water supply, certain types of plastics like bpa, and many others. A report from the president's cancer panel gives more details. Go to: http://deainfo.Nci.Nih.Gov/advisory/pcp/annualreports/pcp08-09rpt/pcp_report_08-09_508.Pdf. ...Read more

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Could certain chemicals really cause cancer?

Absolutely: Thousands of real scientists make careers out of separating the ones that do from the ones that don't. Almost all the "pop" scares are unfounded, but regrettably there have been some sad cases, especially in industry. The real ones cause a tremendous increase in one particular (usually exotic) type of cancer. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of cancer in humans?

What is the most common cause of cancer in humans?

Common CA: That's a great ? If you look at the cancers that can be linked to causes that would be Tobacco products, which cause lung, pancreatic, esophageal, bladder, head&neck cancers to name a few. If you look at the number of skin cancers we see annually(like 3 to 4 million) the sun and tanning beds would win. ...Read more

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Does coffeemate cause cancer ? Is it bad in any way ?

Unknown, YES- avoid!: I would never eat coffeemate. The 1st ingredient is corn syrup, which causes obesity/increases risk of diabetes. The next ingredients are hydrogenated oils/trans fats, proven to increase risk of heart disease. It has corn & soy which are likely from gmo sources.Animal studies suggest gmo corn & soy might increase cancer risk, though the risk from coffeemate may be trivial.See http://bit.Ly/19xax7e. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what every day things cause cancer?

Lots of things: Sun smoking alcohol untreated tooth decay chronic, repeated trauma oral, anal or vaginal sex with someone who is hpv positive tanning booths. ...Read more

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Are unprovoked pe with no risk factors later discovered as cause by cancer ?

Are unprovoked pe with no risk factors later discovered as cause by cancer ?

Unclear!: If you are asking if cancer can cause a pulmonary embolism, the answer is yes, it can. If that is not what you want to know, please ask again and clarify. ...Read more

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Does gum cause cancer?

Does gum cause cancer?

Gum disease? No!: I haven't seen written documentation that correlates gum disease with cancer. However if ones body is continually fighting inflammation from gum disease, it has to take a toll on ones immune system. With the mouth being the most chronically infected part of an otherwise healthy body, why take chances. Floss daily do some careful vibratory toothbrushing at the gum-tooth interface ; don't worry! ...Read more

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