Internet has made information accessible and opened our minds to alternatives that lead us to question trusted establishments. We bring health conspiracy theories that turned out to be real.
- Fluoride levels in water must not be very high
For long people suspected that the high fluoride levels were causing rise in illnesses and finally after 50 years the recommended amount of fluoride in water has been reduced. Harvard was the first big establishment to publish a report on the harmful effects of fluoride in causing cognitive and behavioural disorders. Though, it is believed the fluoride must be completely eliminated from potable water, however, reducing levels is a small step in the right direction.
- Cell phones can cause cancer
As per an article in CNN, using mobile phones for half an hour a day over 10 years, at its highest exposure level can cause cancer. The study suggested it could cause glioma brain tumours. Though the report suggests that the limited exposure levels may not have a big impact, high radiations are serious cause for concern. They are obviously taking the safe route by not stating the full impact, but presenting a veiled picture.
- Antibiotics over-prescription is reducing body resistance
Antibiotics are casually prescribed by doctors these days, completely ignoring its harmful side-effects or repercussion in bringing down immunity. Often, antibiotics are prescribed where there is no need for one, which has led to the development of a new “super-bug” that is highly resistant to drugs.
- Pork is unhealthy
Globally pork is eaten for all three meals and the in-between snacks as a favourite delicacy in the form of bacon, pepperoni, ham, and sausages. However, pig is the most filthy, toxic animals that can even digest cancerous tumours and animal carcass, which leaves toxins behind in its digestive system and gets absorbed in every layer of meat in it. It takes more than 8 hours to digest pork, giving these toxins time to get absorbed in the human body.
- Papillomavirus causes cervical cancer
Nearly four decades ago when German virologist Harald zurHausen published his research linking papillomavirus with cervical cancer, he was mocked by the medical fraternity. In 2008, he won the Nobel Prize, which silenced his critics for good. Thanks to Dr.Hausen children are routinely vaccinated against HPV.
Some facts are submerged for profits and others to keep a culture alive. However, mainstream media can no longer suppress important information, though it is important to treat the leaked information with caution as they may be simply a cynic’s view.