Exercise bikes may cause cancer: German study

Nov 20, 2008

Handgrips on 12 out of 15 exercise bikes tested in Germany were found to contain substances that can cause cancer, a consumer safety group said on Thursday.



Content from AFP expires 1 month after original publication date. For more information about AFP, please visit www.afp.com .

Explore further: Cancer survivors who smoke perceive less risk from tobacco

Related Stories

How the bicycle got its spokes

Oct 13, 2014

The humble two-wheeler is a miracle of engineering. But just how did we get from the Penny Farthing to Kevlar tyres?

Research to help prevent quad bike accidents

Aug 06, 2014

University of Adelaide researchers are investigating the causes of quad bike accidents on farms to help reduce growing numbers of fatalities and serious injuries to agricultural workers and other users.

Recommended for you

Cancer survivors who smoke perceive less risk from tobacco

1 hour ago

Cancer survivors who smoke report fewer negative opinions about smoking, have more barriers to quitting, and are around other smokers more often than survivors who had quit before or after their diagnosis, according to a ...

Melanoma mutation rewires cell metabolism

1 hour ago

A mutation found in most melanomas rewires cancer cells' metabolism, making them dependent on a ketogenesis enzyme, researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have discovered.

User comments : 2

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

Flakk
not rated yet Nov 21, 2008
ROFL. More of a reason to lift weights. Last time I checked Steel wasn't a cancer agent
smiffy
not rated yet Nov 22, 2008
Why stop at exercise bikes? What about the grips on ordinary push bikes that, amongst others, kids use?

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.