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  1. Cadmium

    Low-level exposure to cadmium over a long period of time may cause health effects because cadmium can accumulate in the body.

  2. Caesarean section

    A caesarean section is usually performed when it is safer for the mother or the baby than a vaginal birth.

  3. Caffeine

    Caffeine is a stimulant that acts on the brain and nervous system.

  4. Calcium

    If you don’t have enough calcium in your diet, your bones will eventually become weak and brittle.

  5. Cannabis (marijuana)

    Cannabis has many harmful effects on health.

  6. Canoeing and kayaking - health benefits

    Canoeing and kayaking can be done as a hobby, a competitive sport or as a fun activity on holidays.

  7. Canoeing and kayaking - preventing injury

    Careful preparation and the right equipment can help prevent canoeing and kayaking injuries.

  8. Carbohydrates and the glycaemic index

    The glycaemic index (GI) can be a useful tool to control blood sugar levels.

  9. Cereals and wholegrain foods

    Common cereal foods include bread, breakfast cereals and pasta.

  10. Chemicals and spray drift

    Sprayed chemicals can drift over neighbouring properties or water sources, and can affect human health, animals or the environment.