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Environmental Contaminants Have a Strong Link to Cancer

by Shelly Connor — last modified May 26, 2010 08:05 PM
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The President's Cancer Panel Report highlights that environmental contaminants have a stronger link to cancer risk than previously understood.

The President's Cancer Panel Report highlights that environmental contaminants have a stronger link to cancer risk than previously understood.

The President’s Cancer Panel report, “Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk:  What We Can Do Now,” highlights that environmental contaminants have a stronger link to cancer risk than previously understood. At present, our regulatory system must prove there is human harm before action is taken to regulate a chemicals use. Among many recommendations, the report calls for a more precautionary approach to the regulation of toxins.  We concur.