New Alarm Bells About Chemicals and CancerYou can read the report, or parts of it, yourself here.The President’s 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.
I’ve read an advance copy of the report (says Nicholas Krisof), and it’s an extraordinary document. It calls on America to rethink the way we confront cancer, including much more rigorous regulation of chemicals. (italics mine)
So of course, the very next day, here is the headline:
U.S. Panel Criticized as Overstating Cancer RisksI guess it's not surprising, given the American Cancer Society's stance about what causes cancer. I don't think the government's report is dire or overstates their case. But that's just me...
A dire government report on cancer risks from chemicals and other hazards in the environment has drawn criticism from the American Cancer Society, which says government experts are overstating their case. (italics mine)