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29 Things You Think Cause Cancer but Don’t

Reader's Digest Canada Logo By Lauren Cahn of Reader's Digest Canada | Slide 1 of 29: Back in the 2000s, you might have read that plastic contains diethylhexyl adipate (DEHA), a supposed carcinogen. According to the American Cancer Society, DEHA is not always in the plastic used to make water bottles—and even if it was, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says DEHA 'cannot reasonably be anticipated to cause cancer.' Likewise, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) doesn't list DEHA as a carcinogen. Here are 30 foods that can help prevent cancer.

Plastic water bottles

Back in the 2000s, you might have read that plastic contains diethylhexyl adipate (DEHA), a supposed carcinogen. According to the American Cancer Society, DEHA is not always in the plastic used to make water bottles—and even if it was, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says DEHA 'cannot reasonably be anticipated to cause cancer.' Likewise, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) doesn't list DEHA as a carcinogen. Here are 30 foods that can help prevent cancer.
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