Panel Blames Environmental Cancers on Weak Regulations, ‘Undue’ Industry Influence
8:17 AM MDT | May 10, 2010 | KARA SISSELL
U.S. regulation of environmental contaminants is too weak, their impact on cancer rates is grossly underestimated, and safer alternatives are urgently needed, according to a report on the environmental causes of cancer released last week by the President’s Cancer Panel. It is the first time the panel, appointed several years ago by President Bush, has focused on the environmental causes of cancer. The panel says U.S. regulation “is rendered ineffective due to five major problems: inadequate funding and insufficient staffing; fragmented and overlapping...
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