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Americans "bombarded" with cancer causes: (federal government) report
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Edited on Thu May-06-10 12:52 PM by kpete
Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Americans are being "bombarded" with chemicals, gases and radiation that can cause cancer, and the federal government must do far more to protect them, presidential cancer advisers said on Thursday.


"The incidence of some cancers, including some most common among children, is increasing for unexplained reasons," the report reads.

"With nearly 80,000 chemicals on the market in the United States, many of which are used by millions of Americans in their daily lives and are un- or understudied and largely unregulated, exposure to potential environmental carcinogens is widespread," it adds.

"The American people -- even before they are born -- are bombarded continually with myriad combinations of these dangerous exposures," Kripke and Leffall wrote in a letter to President Barack Obama at top of the report.

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  -Americans "bombarded" with cancer causes: (federal government) report kpete  May-06-10 12:51 PM   #0 
  - Which is why I object to some of the "fund a cure" stuff.  Brickbat   May-06-10 12:55 PM   #1 
  - I hear you there  arikara   May-06-10 01:23 PM   #5 
  - They HAVE been researching causes of cancer for many decades.  No Elephants   May-06-10 01:43 PM   #10 
  - they already KNOW what causes it - read The Secret History of the War on Cancer"  Donnachaidh   May-06-10 05:19 PM   #22 
     - The book is well worth reading!  babydollhead   May-07-10 09:33 AM   #36 
  - Radiation and chemical exposure in utero is causing mutations to foetuses  Liberation Angel   May-06-10 12:57 PM   #2 
  - gee, no kidding  ixion   May-06-10 01:00 PM   #3 
  - Cancer is big business. (Just like BP.)  postulater   May-06-10 01:08 PM   #4 
  - You left out a step.  Zoeisright   May-06-10 02:15 PM   #13 
  - ahem.... cell phones. n/t  garybeck   May-06-10 01:28 PM   #6 
  - Nuclear waste...  Tikki   May-06-10 01:30 PM   #7 
  - +10000000  Zoeisright   May-06-10 02:16 PM   #14 
  - "nuclear waste half-live=forever"  Nihil   May-07-10 06:34 AM   #33 
     - Guess who was awake through 20 years of soil and groundwater contamination...  Tikki   May-07-10 12:13 PM   #38 
  - Cancer rates are going down.  HiFructosePronSyrup   May-06-10 01:34 PM   #8 
  - Link?  No Elephants   May-06-10 01:53 PM   #11 
  - ever notice how hard it is to find data showing the increase in cancer rates?  garybeck   May-06-10 01:35 PM   #9 
  - Cancer Rates  RobinA   May-06-10 01:54 PM   #12 
     - I think you are validating my point  garybeck   May-06-10 03:29 PM   #17 
        - Google "cancer rates rise" and you get plenty...  KurtNYC   May-07-10 08:59 AM   #34 
  - Glade, Fabreeze, Cleaning Agents, Pesticides, Lotions, Dryer Sheets,  otohara   May-06-10 02:34 PM   #15 
  - I can get a migraine headache from scented laundry products within one minute.  peacetalksforall   May-06-10 03:27 PM   #16 
  - Warning: Should not be taken internally.  CreekDog   May-06-10 03:42 PM   #18 
  - that gives me a headache just reading it.  nashville_brook   May-06-10 06:16 PM   #24 
  - Yep....  Iowa   May-06-10 06:41 PM   #25 
  - Great Site -  otohara   May-06-10 06:52 PM   #26 
     - Thank you for pointing me to Vitacost. Wow, the prices there are fantastic...  Iowa   May-06-10 07:13 PM   #27 
        - Your Welcome  otohara   May-06-10 08:52 PM   #29 
           - I've been buying from them for years  Shanti Mama   May-07-10 12:06 AM   #31 
  - hot dogs, lunch meat, red food dye, cell phones, electric blankets,  KurtNYC   May-07-10 09:06 AM   #35 
  - RATS  DeSwiss   May-06-10 03:47 PM   #19 
  - if you are wealthy enough you are allowed to kill/poison consumers  fascisthunter   May-06-10 04:23 PM   #20 
  - Poison Nation. Great read. NT  SocialistLez   May-06-10 04:33 PM   #21 
  - Yes, it always struck me as odd that more wasn't said about this.  crim son   May-06-10 05:26 PM   #23 
  - Only smoking in bars cause cancer, else people would be against a lot more things (nt)  The Straight Story   May-06-10 07:32 PM   #28 
  - 90% of chemicals that are BANNED in the EU and Canada are still permitted here  Lorien   May-06-10 09:57 PM   #30 
  - It's called "freedom".  Quantess   May-07-10 01:38 AM   #32 
  - Can you imagine what boon this is for Pharma/insurance/healthcare corps?  inna   May-07-10 11:47 AM   #37 

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