The Reality Check #23: Cancer Epidemic Fears + Acupressure + The Myth of Gum Digestion

This week we discuss whether or not we should worry about a cancer epidemic, what the deal is with acupressure, and we debunk the myth that it takes 7 years to digest chewing gum. If you would like to see this episode’s show notes, with links to websites or articles we discuss, please visit While your there, send us an email, we’d love to hear from you.
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Show Notes

Show Notes:

Cancer Fears
Main Resource for the Segment: Dan Gardner’s “Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear
2004 Progress Report on Cancer Control in Canada
Canadian Cancer Tracker
Canadian Cancer Statistics
American Cancer Statistics

Acupressure Instruction Manual (pdf)
Wikipedia Article on Acupressure

Myth of the Week: Swallowed Gum Will Last for 7 Years in the Gut
Snopes Article
Scientific American Article
Straight Dope Article

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