Health Related Hoaxes - Spurious Health Advice - Health Myths
No, Energy Drinks Do NOT Contain Bull Sperm
Message circulating via social media claims that the 'longhorn cattle company' tested some of the top brands of energy drink and found that they contain bull sperm.
Published: March 19, 2014
Bogus Warning - Canned Fruit From Thailand Contaminated With HIV
Circulating message claims that HIV carriers in Thailand have deliberately contaminated canned fruit in a factory by dripping their blood into the food.
Published: October 28, 2013
Instant Noodles do NOT contain a Wax Coating That Causes Cancer
Message circulating via social media claims that instant noodles have a wax coating to stop them from sticking together and that this wax can build up in your body and cause cancer.
Published: October 25, 2013
Circulating Warning Claims Antiperspirants Cause Breast Cancer
Long circulated message claims that antiperspirants are the leading cause of breast cancer because they stop toxins from being removed in sweat and instead deposit the toxins in the lymph nodes.
Published: July 26, 2013
Holiday Horrors – Are Common Seasonal Decorations Toxic?
As every year comes to a close, persistent rumors make their annual appearance regarding the lethality of the common holiday plant, the Poinsettia. While largely overblown, there are other common seasonal decorative plants that are far more of a hazard to your 2- and 4- legged charges.
Published: December 10, 2012
Hoax - 'Deadly Sanitary Pad' Responsible for 53 Deaths
Widely circulated warning message claims that a "deadly sanitary pad" called DARIES has recently caused 53 women in Johannesburg to bleed to death due to the inclusion of chemicals in the pad's material.
Published: August 16, 2012
Hoax - Eating Shrimp and Taking Vitamin C Can Cause Death by Arsenic Poisoning
Circulating health message warns recipients not to eat shrimp or prawns while taking vitamin C because it can cause a chemical reaction that can lead to sudden death by arsenic poisoning.
Published: 23rd February 2012
Bogus Health Warning - Scratch Card 'Silver Nitro Oxide' Coating Causes Skin Cancer
Message warns people not to use fingernails to scratch off the coating on scratch tickets because the coating contains a substance called "Silver Nitro oxide" that can cause skin cancer.
Published: 11th August 2011
DEW Bottled Water Fatal Poisoning Hoax
Circulating message warns consumers not to drink any bottled water called "DEW" because it contains a poisonous chemical that has already killed 180 people in Nigeria.
Published: 2nd August 2011
Hoax: HIV Infected Blood In Pepsi
Circulating messages warn people not to drink Pepsi products because a Pepsi worker has contaminated bottles with his HIV infected blood.
Published: July 19, 2011
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