26 Sep '12, 1pm

We Must Raise Our Voices to Prevent Childhood #cancer | Healthy Child Healthy World via @sharethis

We Must Raise Our Voices to Prevent Childhood #cancer | Healthy Child Healthy World via @sharethis

A: We are seeing evidence for environmental causation of childhood cancers. Clinical, epidemiological and toxicological studies spanning the past 60 years support the hypothesis that early exposures to environmental carcinogens can cause childhood cancer and that infants and children are uniquely vulnerable to certain environmental carcinogens. This evidence includes an epidemic of leukemia noted in the 1940's and early 1950's among young children who had been exposed in utero and in the first years after birth to ionizing radiation in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We also understand the cause and effect relationship and the plausibility of transplacental carcinogenesis which occurred in a series of cases of Adenocarcinoma of the vagina in young women who had been exposed in utero to the synthetic estrogen diethylstilbestrol (DES). Young mothers who had be...

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