Skip to comments.New Alarm Bells About Chemicals and Cancer
Posted on 05/09/2010 5:50:48 PM PDT by neverdem
The Presidents Cancer Panel is the Mount Everest of the medical mainstream, so it is astonishing to learn that it is poised to join ranks with the organic food movement and declare: chemicals threaten our bodies.
The cancer panel is releasing a landmark 200-page report on Thursday, warning that our lackadaisical approach to regulation may have far-reaching consequences for our health.
Ive read an advance copy of the report, and its an extraordinary document. It calls on America to rethink the way we confront cancer, including much more rigorous regulation of chemicals.
Traditionally, we reduce cancer risks through regular doctor visits, self-examinations and screenings such as mammograms. The Presidents Cancer Panel suggests other eye-opening steps as well, such as giving preference to organic food, checking radon levels in the home and microwaving food in glass containers rather than plastic.
In particular, the report warns about exposures to chemicals during pregnancy, when risk of damage seems to be greatest. Noting that 300 contaminants have been detected in umbilical cord blood of newborn babies, the study warns that: to a disturbing extent, babies are born pre-polluted.
Its striking that this report emerges not from the fringe but from the mission control of mainstream scientific and medical thinking, the Presidents Cancer Panel. Established in 1971, this is a group of three distinguished experts who review Americas cancer program and report directly to the president.
One of the seats is now vacant, but the panel members who joined in this report are Dr. LaSalle Leffall Jr., an oncologist and professor of surgery at Howard University, and Dr. Margaret Kripke, an immunologist at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Both were originally appointed to the panel by former President George W. Bush...
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
What about all the contraceptive hormones in the water supply?
Yes. These are shocking findings from a Presidential Commission, given that we have a president who would like to regulate everything.
The govt report is, as you might imagine, a crock and scientists have said so.
“...warning that our lackadaisical approach to regulation..”
Is there one damned thing these ass hats don’t think they should regulate?
So if Chemicals are so bad why is our life expectancy increasing every year?
“Its striking that this report emerges not from the fringe but from the mission control of mainstream scientific and medical thinking, the Presidents Cancer Panel.”
The world is turned upside down with this president. The fringe is now presented as the mainstream.
ObamaNation likes "more rigorous regulation".
They even want to regulate our lack of daisies. Dang it, I like snapdragons better, okay?
Man is now living far longer than ever before. Up to an average pushing 80. All these old folks alive today lived thru all those years with little or no regulation, but now we’re told everything is killing us and we’re doomed unless we immediately introduce more regulation.
I dunno, do you think that maybe some of these “artificial” chemicals could actually have beneficial effects?
I stopped reading after he confused "reducing risks" of cancer with diagnosis of cancer. We can reduce risk by (for example) quitting smoking, eating a high-fiber diet, or using sunscreen.
The panel consists of THREE people!
Link to report:
Everything oput of this administration is all about more "regulation."
The tyranny has slipped its bonds and is on the loose.
If you have cancer, I don’t think your life expectancy is increasing every year.
After seeing real science papers about global warming I no longer believe anything the government says. When a government agency says “It’s for your own good” I say let’s start searching for who’s saying it and who profits if this is regulated.
I am not going to be managed. I am not the property of some bunch of rich politicians benefitting by passing laws & regulations which enrich them.
I am not the property of the government. I am not a serf.
Get out of my life. I pay you taxes keep the the foreigners from invading & keep the thieves from raiding my house. Other than that to all of government MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS.
“Preparation for obamacare shifting funds from “expensive tertiary treatment” to “long run prevention.” Never mind the science, it’s a money thing.”
I think you’ve got it — however, it’s laughable since by the Food Modernication Act — their going to have some problems with Monsanto & their seeds & organic farming.
What a bunch of clowns.
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