Consumers Association of Penang

Giving voice to the little people...since 1970

Do not fluoridate our water

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CAP is concerned that water fluoridation is to be re-introduced into Sabah's public wat er supply next year as reported in Bernama dated 28 December 2010.

Water fluoridation was discontinued in 1989 by the then Sabah State Government which feared that inadequate supervision in the process of adding fluoride to the water could cause adverse effects.  It is reported that the imminent water fluoridation project is under the 10th Malaysia Plan (10MP) with an allocation of RM2.5 million.

Fluoride, toothpaste and the A-Bomb

By Gar Smith

"Pollution, Pollution,
You can use the latest toothpaste
And then wash out your mouth
With industrial waste."

Mobile phones should carry cancer warnings

brain-cancer-risks-colourManufacturers should put labels on phones and packaging warning of the potential for brain cancer associated with electromagnetic radiation. The warnings should also warn that the most vulnerable users like children and pregnant women keep the devices away from their head and body.

2% of cancers due to CT scans

ct-scanA study by two researchers from the Columbia University’s Center for Radiological Research in New York which was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has raised concerns regarding the increasing radiation exposure through Computed Tomography or CT scans.

Blood pollutants affect childhood and adulthood

Scientific studies implicate some of the chemicals detected in cord blood tests with serious, ongoing human health problems.