Just 3~4 years ago, every one out of 5 papers (it seemed) was blaming the florination process as our most toxic and carcinogenic compound, and tied to real (or imagined) human chronic diseases.
Before that, it was Splenda, the chlorification of natural sugar. A whole bunch of midddle-aged women (and others) complained all of their illness were tied to Splenda, and solemnly swore their doctors assured them ‘they can not have chlorine or chloride in their body’.
Which reminds me of this article, Everything Causes Cancer!. Even though it is only about 'cancer', but the list could be extended to include all kinds of other human diseases and illness, I am sure.
And by the way unless ‘they’ can proove a direct link of such and such compound to a certain disease/illness, this is nothing hugh and series.
I can tie modern human diseases with the explosion of tv sets (or others things) using charts and statistics.