Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 04 May 2016 Limit your fast food consumption Need another reason to limit your fast food consumption? How about phthalates? They’re a class of industrial chemicals used in making plastics and have been linked to numerous health hazards from birth defects to breast cancer and disruptions to the endocrine system. A recent study has found that people who eat more fast food are exposed to higher levels of phthalates, probably because the chemicals contaminate highly processed food by leaching out of plastic food packaging. 0 NEXT ON HEALTH24X WATCH: 5 science-backed hangover cures 2019-11-17 06:45 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Diet and nutrition 5 nutrient-dense foods that fit your budget Medical How a fasting diet could benefit your heart health Medical Why physical therapy programmes are beneficial Medical You’d never guess these famous people have ADHD Medical Are some jobs better for women's hearts than others? Mental health Could psychotherapy work for you? Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.