Marketplace

On air since 1972, Marketplace is Canada’s consumer watchdog. We get the goods to help you shop smarter and protect yourself from slick scams and misleading marketing claims. We investigate the products and services we all use every day and push companies and government for answers. And we expose the truth on stories that matter to you and your family.

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Episodes

Marketplace Black Henna Tattoos: Dangerous Designs

Many people prefer henna because it fades after a month; no need to commit to any design. What people may not know is that there is a serious risk. Some manufacturers are adding a chemical called paraphenylenediamine, or PPD, to make the tattoos blacker and longer lasting. Learn about the health risks in this "buyer beware" documentary.
  • 2003
  • 00:11:18
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Guarana: More Kick Than Caffeine

Tea, coffee and colas are the only drinks Health Canada allows to contain caffeine. But drink makers have managed to slip around that requirement by using a natural ingredient called guarana. Many natural energy drinks contain guarana, the richest source of caffeine with two to three times the quantity of caffeine in coffee. Unsuspecting consumers are getting a bigger jolt ...
  • 2003
  • 00:18:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Marketplace Sugar Surprise: Dieter's Dilemma

You may get a sugar shock from this program as it exposes how much sugar there is in the foods we eat. Sugar is the secret ingredient that makes food taste better, and at little cost to manufacturers. People are consuming half their weight in sugar every year, contributing to growing health problems such as obesity and diabetes. The problem ...
  • 2003
  • 00:24:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013