A leading doctor at the Basildon Oncology and Neurology Centre has revealed that a recent study indicated that the ink used to print the Daily Mail and the Mail on Sunday could increase the chance of developing cancer by an alarming 500%.
Dr Marvin Paddle told our Chief Reporter that the newspaper’s millions of daily readers need to be aware of the risks.
He said: ‘We analysed the ink used in every major UK newspaper, and while the majority of them were harmless, the Mail’s publications gave us a huge cause for concern.’
‘We found that these newspapers use an ink compound that is specially designed to resist moisture, such as the sweat from the wringing of hands or the tears cried while reading about how a country’s national identity is being destroyed by brown people and Brussels.’
‘Although the ink is very effective, we used a Geiger counter to measure the levels of radioactivity from five different copies of the paper (including one Mail on Sunday) and the results were alarming.’
‘On average, we recorded around 46 Littlejohn’s per square centimetre of newspaper – this is roughly the same level of exposure as someone would get from polishing a depleted uranium rod for five minutes.’
‘Over time, this amount of radiation increases the risk of developing cancer by 500%, with certain types of cancer having an even higher risk index.’
‘One particular chemical in the ink (potassium hydroxyperoxide, or KHOp to use its full chemical name) has been proven to lead to cancer of the anus with even tiny amounts of exposure.’
We asked Dr Paddle what readers could do to minimise the risks.
He said: ‘The damage has already been done for many people, and it’s a disgrace! The newspaper could give them cancer, and to make matters worse they’re paying for it.’