Professor Watterson, who teaches public health at Stirling University, is a Chartered Fellow of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, a board member of the International Cancer Prevention Campaign and a member of the European Network on Occupational and Environmental Cancer
Reducing Environmental Cancer
Risk: What We Can Do Now.
They look at major toxicants--air pollutants, environmental fluoride, volatile organic compounds, environmental metals and metalloids involved in soil and water pollution, and pesticides--and their relationship to occupational toxicology, endocrine disruption, environmental cancer
, and DNA mutation, with an appendix on ecological risk assessment.
Bush researched hundreds of studies and concluded in 2010 (in its 240-page report, "Reducing Environmental Cancer
Risk: What We Can Do Now") that our exposure to chemicals, pollution and radiation is to blame for the uptick in cancer deaths.
In May 2010, the President's cancer Panel released its 2008-2009 report Reducing Environmental Cancer
Michael Harbut, director of the environmental cancer
program and the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit, Mich., had warned of potential harmful chemicals in breast implants.
(3.) Presidential Cancer Panel, Reducing Environmental Cancer
Risk, May 6, 2010.
One of them was the German-born toxicologist Wilhelm Hueper, a pioneer in our understanding of environmental cancer
and a chief source for Carson's Silent Spring.
Also, the conclusions of the draft dietary guidelines are in direct conflict with the advice put forth by the recent President's Cancer Panel report regarding ways to reduce environmental cancer
A recent report, Reducing Environmental Cancer
Risk: What We Can Do Now by U.S.
The 2008-2009 President's Cancer Panel Report, Reducing Environmental Cancer
Risk: What We Can Do Now, can be found at http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/pcp/pcp08-09rpt/PCP_Report_08-09_508.pdf.
* Raise consumer awareness of environmental cancer
risks and improve understanding and reporting of known exposures.