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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-10 01:51 PM
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Americans "bombarded" with cancer causes: (federal government) report
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Edited on Thu May-06-10 01:52 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.

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"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.





Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/GCA-GreenBusiness/idUSTR...
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