New Alarm Bells about Chemicals and Cancer
The 2008/09 Annual Report of the President’s Cancer Panel was recently published; the title is “Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk”.
This report is ground-breaking because the President’s Cancer Panel is extremely mainstream and conventional. Finally mainstream docs are saying what naturopaths have been saying for some time now, that environmental chemicals are harmful! An article by Nicholas D. Kristof in the New York Times reviews the recommendations made in the Report. These recommendations include:
Choose foods, toys and garden products with fewer endocrine disruptors or other toxins, especially during pregnancy and childhood (Information about products is at www.cosmeticsdatabase.com or www.healthystuff.org).
Filter drinking water.
Store water in glass or stainless steel containers, or in plastics that don’t contain BPA or phthalates (chemicals used to soften plastics). Microwave food in ceramic or glass containers.
Give preference to food grown without pesticides, chemical fertilizers and growth hormones. Avoid meats that are cooked well done.
Check radon levels in your home. Radon is a natural source of radiation-linked to cancer.
The read the full 200+ page report, visit: http://deainfo.nci.nih.gov/advisory/pcp/annualRepo... To read the entire article, visit: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/06/opinion/06kristo...