• 07 MAY 10
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    #1247: President’s Cancer Panel: Environmentally caused cancers are ‘grossly underestimated’ and ‘needlessly devastate American lives.’

    From Eileen O’Connor, EM Radiation Research Trust:

    President’s Cancer Panel: Environmentally caused cancers are ‘grossly underestimated’ and ‘needlessly devastate American lives.’ The President’s Cancer Panel on Thursday reported that “the true burden of environmentally induced cancers has been grossly underestimated” and strongly urged action to reduce people’s widespread exposure to carcinogens. Environmental Health News link:

    http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/presidents-cancer-panel

    Quote taken from the report:
    “Another sensitive issue raised in the report was the risk of brain cancer from cell phones. Scientists are divided on whether there is a link. Until more research is conducted, the panel recommended that people reduce their usage by making fewer and shorter calls, using hands-free devices so that the phone is not against the head and refraining from keeping a phone on a belt or in a pocket. Even if cell phones raise the risk of cancer slightly, so many people are exposed that “it could be a large public health burden,” Schettler said”

    Link to full report: http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/pcp/pcp08-09rpt/PCP_Report_08-09_508.pdf

    Kind Regards,

    Eileen O’Connor
    Director
    EM Radiation Research Trust
    http://www.radiationresearch.org
    & Rewire.me eMagazine
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