Cancer as an Environmental Disease

This constitutes the first part of the book. In the second part of the book, an examination of the policy implications of accepting that the cancer epidemic may essentially be preventable is presented.

Cancer as an Environmental Disease

Author: P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402020209

Page: 215

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These pages contain a number of chapters from specialists in the field who consider, from a number of different perspectives, the currently available evidence that supports the environmental cancer aetiology hypothesis. This constitutes the first part of the book. In the second part of the book, an examination of the policy implications of accepting that the cancer epidemic may essentially be preventable is presented. This will pose some difficult problems for politicians and decision-makers, who will have to consider adopting policies that may damage the economy in the short term in order to reap health benefits which will only become apparent several decades in the future.

Environmental Pollution and Cancer and Heart and Lung Disease

Task Force on Environmental Cancer and Heart and Lung Disease (U.S.).
Preventive Health includes a range of programs aimed at avoidance or
minimization of harmful effects of pollutant agent exposure . Programs which are
specifically ...

Environmental Pollution and Cancer and Heart and Lung Disease

Author: Task Force on Environmental Cancer and Heart and Lung Disease (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 95

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Annual Report to Congress by the Task Force on Environmental Cancer and Heart and Lung Disease

Task Force on Environmental Cancer and Heart and Lung Disease (U.S.). As
background to its refocusing on the scientific problems involved in addressing its
mandate , the Task Force prepared brief summaries of the state of the science in
 ...

Annual Report to Congress by the Task Force on Environmental Cancer and Heart and Lung Disease

Author: Task Force on Environmental Cancer and Heart and Lung Disease (U.S.)

Publisher:

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Environmental Cancer a Political Disease

An examination of the controversies surrounding environmental cancer.

Environmental Cancer   a Political Disease

Author: S. Robert Lichter

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300076349

Page: 235

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An examination of the controversies surrounding environmental cancer. The authors draw on surveys by cancer researchers and environmental activists to reveal differences between the two groups' viewpoints. They examine these opposing views and document how they are reflected in the media.

Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk

Though overall cancer incidence and mortality have continued to decline in recent years, cancer continues to devastate the lives of far too many Americans.

Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk

Author: Suzanne H. Reuben

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437934218

Page: 202

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Though overall cancer incidence and mortality have continued to decline in recent years, cancer continues to devastate the lives of far too many Americans. In 2009 alone, 1.5 million American men, women, and children were diagnosed with cancer, and 562,000 died from the disease. There is a growing body of evidence linking environmental exposures to cancer. The Pres. Cancer Panel dedicated its 2008¿2009 activities to examining the impact of environmental factors on cancer risk. The Panel considered industrial, occupational, and agricultural exposures as well as exposures related to medical practice, military activities, modern lifestyles, and natural sources. This report presents the Panel¿s recommend. to mitigate or eliminate these barriers. Illus.

From Pink to Green

The breast cancer movement has emphasized the importance of reducing or eliminating exposure to chemicals and toxins. The movement's disease prevention philosophy is chronicled from the beginning.

From Pink to Green

Author: Barbara L. Ley

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813545307

Page: 252

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From the early 1980s, the U.S. environmental breast cancer movement has championed the goal of eradicating the disease by emphasizing the importance of reducing--even eliminating exposure to chemicals and toxins. From Pink to Green chronicles the movement's disease prevention philosophy from the beginning. Challenging the broader cultural milieu of pink ribbon symbolism and breast cancer "awareness" campaigns, this movement has grown from a handful of community-based organizations into a national entity, shaping the cultural, political, and public health landscape. Much of the activists' everyday work revolves around describing how the so called "cancer industry" downplays possible environmental links to protect their political and economic interests and they demand that the public play a role in scientific, policy, and public health decision-making to build a new framework of breast cancer prevention. From Pink to Green successfully explores the intersection between breast cancer activism and the environmental health sciences, incorporating public and scientific debates as well as policy implications to public health and environmental agendas.

Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Disease

O'Rourke MA and Crawford J : Lung cancer in the elderly , Compr Ther 14 : 47-54
, 1988 . 3. US Department of Health and Human Services : The health
consequences of smoking : cancer and chronic lung disease in the workplace . A
report of ...

Occupational and Environmental Respiratory Disease

Author: Philip Harber

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN:

Page: 1038

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Respiratory disease is a common although under-diagnosed category of environment-and work-related disorders. OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPIRATORY DISEASE is an authoritative reference for the diagnosis, management, and prevention of these diseases. It is comprehensive, addresses all aspects of disease management and follow up: diagnostic methods, specific industries, and causitative agents of concern; modern clinical management of specific disorders, and regulatory, administrative and public health issues. It includes coverage of the increasingly prevalent problem of environmental disorders, specific industries and causative agents, and the hot-button subjects of pulmonary impairment, disability, and compensation.

A Family Doctor s Guide to Understanding and Preventing Cancer

Environmental Risks and Solutions S. R. Kaura. Preface Cancer is a horrifying
group of almost 200 different diseases , more than 90 percent of which are
related to environmental causes . Cancer threatens a large segment of the
population ...

A Family Doctor s Guide to Understanding and Preventing Cancer

Author: S. R. Kaura

Publisher: Health Press (NM)

ISBN: 9780929173030

Page: 279

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Explains how cancer develops, identifies health and environmental risk factors, and offers suggestions concerning diet, pollution, and chemicals in the home

Environment and Disease

A Spatial Analytic Model and Application to Cancer in Pennsylvania Barry Jay
Glick. V. Empirical Study : Cancer in Pennsylvania A. Introduction The
relationship between environment and disease , especially modern chronic
disease , is a ...

Environment and Disease

Author: Barry Jay Glick

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 114

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Healthy Environment Healthy Kids

A growing body of research points to cancer as being largely an environmental
disease . A study of 45,000 twins in Sweden , Denmark and Finland
demonstrated that the majority of cancers — between 52 percent and 82 percent
depending ...

Healthy Environment  Healthy Kids

Author: Doug Farquhar

Publisher: National Conference of State

ISBN:

Page: 55

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Recent research has found that children are particularly vulnerable to environmental hazards. Air and water pollution, environmental risks in the home, and toxics in food and drink affect children more than adults. This volume examines policies designed to protect children from environmental threats, identifies factors that influence their health, and investigates childhood diseases that are caused or affected by the environment. State and federal legislation also are reviewed.--Publisher's description.

Well Body Well Earth

Environmental Disease Factor According to Bernard Fox , M.D. , a rePersonal
and environmental factors that influence a person's risk of cancer Altbougb it may
seem very different from pesticides and viruses , stress is a major environmental
 ...

Well Body  Well Earth

Author: Mike Samuels

Publisher: Random House (NY)

ISBN:

Page: 275

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Discusses the evolution of human culture, looks at health threats, including radiation, chemicals, water and air pollution, and offers advice on developing a healthy lifestyle

Medical and Health Annual

Cancer as an environmental disease When international age-adjusted cancer
incidence rates were first gathered two decades ago, global patterns of
prevalence became apparent. Primary liver cancer, for example, was highest
among ...

Medical and Health Annual

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Women and Health

Evidence indicates that breast cancer fulfills three of the four lines of reasoning
regarding its nature as an environmental disease : ( 1 ) the rates of incidence of
breast cancer between communities can vary by a factor of 7 , ( 2 ) the rate for ...

Women and Health

Author: Kathryn Strother Ratcliff

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN:

Page: 356

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A critical and interdisciplinary examination of women and health, which challenges traditional viewpoints and highlights the importance of ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, and ablebodiedness, as well as gender. Addresses issues of social justice, ethics and public policy. For anyone interested in women's health.

Women s Lives

5 Evidence indicates that breast cancer fulfills three of the four lines of reasoning
regarding its nature as an environmental disease : ( 1 ) the rates of incidence of
breast cancer between communities can vary by a factor of 7 , ( 2 ) the rate for ...

Women s Lives

Author: Gwyn Kirk

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780767422536

Page:

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Chest and Heart Disease in the Commonwealth

The most widespread and important contact with occupational and environmental
respiratory carcinogens is doubtless ... At the present time any effective control of
lung cancers as diseases of the modern environment must be based almost ...

Chest and Heart Disease in the Commonwealth

Author: Chest and Heart Association (Great Britain)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Incorporating, 195 - the annual conference of the British Tuberculosis Association.