Environmental Health Risks—Not Just Cancer

Environmental Health Risks—Not Just Cancer

A report delivered to President Obama this week by a special panel appointed by President Bush warned that the risk of cancer from environmental toxins is “grossly under-estimated.” But making the situation even worse, say many health professionals, are the other ill effects of such pollutants. Dr. Kristen Welker-Hood is with Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Welker-Hood says the President's Cancer Report “got it right,” in calling for a precautionary approach to reduce exposures, even if there's scientific uncertainty about whether certain chemicals or radio waves cause cancer.

The report said Americans are bombarded – even before they are born – by combinations of toxic exposures.

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