27 Apr '11, 9pm

Doctors are speaking up about the links between our increasingly high rates of cancer and our environment. They're...

Doctors are speaking up about the links between our increasingly high rates of cancer and our environment. They're...

The pediatricians' statement follows the U.S. government's latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer , made public last month, which found that rates of U.S. cancer deaths generally declined between 1998 and 2007, but rates of new diagnoses of childhood cancers increased. Cancer death rates among American children under 19 decreased, the report said, but that's likely the result of better treatment, not prevention. Last month, David Christiani, M.D., M.P.H., an expert in environmental and occupational health issues at the Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard School of Medicine, issued a similar call. Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine , Christiani asserted: "...over the past three decades, increases in incidence of some childhood cancers, such as leukemia and brain tumors, may implicate prenatal exposures to environmental carcinogens."

Full article: http://www.enviroblog.org/2011/04/cancer-putting-preventi...

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