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A Cancer Research UK survey of 1,330 people in England found that more than 40% wrongly thought stress and food additives were causes of cancer, while about a third incorrectly believed that electromagnetic frequencies and eating genetically modified (GM) food were risk factors. Others thought cancer was caused by microwave ovens and drinking from plastic bottles. However, there is a lack of good scientific evidence to substantiate these claims.
The results of the survey were published in the European Journal of Cancer.