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Cigarettes Contain 7 Human Carcinogens

Cigarettes Contain 7 Human Carcinogens

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Cigarettes sold on the market contain seven “cancer-causing” substances that pose a threat to public health, South Korean authorities said Tuesday. The International Agency For Research On Cancer (IARC) under the World Health Organization classifies certain substances as group 1 that are carcinogenic to humans. Substances are placed in [...]

P&G Korea Under Fire Over Toxic Diaper Allegations

P&G Korea Under Fire Over Toxic Diaper Allegations

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – P&G Korea is facing a storm of consumer complaints following a report by French magazine 60 Million Consumers (60 Millions de Consommateurs) released on January 24 that discovered carcinogens in ten diaper brands out of the 12 tested.  The nappies of concern are Pampers, the same product currently in [...]

Processed Meat Sales Plunge Following WHO Carcinogen Designation

Processed Meat Sales Plunge Following WHO Carcinogen Designation

SEOUL, Oct. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – After the World Health Organization (WHO) designated processed meats as a carcinogen, meat lovers worldwide are up in arms, and meat producers are suffering from the huge blow. Domestic sales of processed meat such as ham and sausages dropped 20 percent in one day due to consumer apprehension. The [...]