I've heard all these. I'm not totally convinced most of these are a huge hazard for the normal user.
The popcorn thing is a problem for people who work
in the factories which box the popcorn, as they come in contact with the particalzed oil is huge
quantities, not the small amount you may or may not come in contact with having a bag of micro popcorn.
The tomatoes? I'm not buying the "estrogen like compounds are dangerous" thing. Why? For one reason, when I started perimenopause, I tried virtually EVERY form of "phyto-estrogen"etc and got NO effect whatsoever. (Until I tried REAL estrogen, then it worked like magic.) Also, many studies have shown that even chemicals that LOOK like estrogens, but aren't
estrogens, don't WORK like estrogens in the human body.
Not only that, the jury is still out on the whole "well, it seems
like it might work like an estrogen." So? It doesn't mean it IS one.
I have to deal with a father who is so paranoid and obsessive about every freaking "contaminant" that he rarely leaves the house and is afraid to breathe (nearly literally) and my diet is so limited because of REAL allergies (the kind where I get a real histamine reaction, not just "I feel tired, I must be allergic to that.") that I can't be bothered removing more stuff from my diet.
Everyone is free to make their own choices, but I've been through the "Food Fear" stage and I'm done with it.
Life is too short to live in fear that horror and death is lurking in things like apples, canned tomatoes and popcorn....