The President’s Panel on Cancer
The President’s Panel on Cancer has been largely ignored by our government, the President, and the media. This quote was written by Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr. and Margaret L. Kripte, Ph.D as directed to the President of the United States. I can only surmise that the reason this important and life-saving information has been shoved under the rug is because it is bad for business.
THE PRESIDENT’S PANEL ON CANCER
This quote is from Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr. and Margaret L. Kripte, Ph.D written to the President of the United States.
“The panel was particularly concerned to find that the true burden of environmentally induced cancer has been grossly underestimated. With nearly 80,000 chemicals on the market in the United States, many of which are used by millions of Americans in their daily lives and are un- or understudied and largely unregulated, exposure to potential environmental carcinogens is widespread. One such ubiquitous chemical, bisphenol A (BPA) is still found in many consumer products and remains unregulated in the United States, despite the growing link between BPA and several diseases, including various cancers.
While BPA has received considerable media coverage, the public remains unaware of many common environmental carcinogens such as naturally occurring radon and manufacturing and combustion by-products, such as formaldehyde and benzene. Most also are unaware that children are far more vulnerable to environmental toxins and radiation than adults. Efforts to inform the public of such harmful exposures and how to prevent them must be increased. All levels of government, from federal to local, must work to protect every American from needless disease through rigorous regulation of environmental pollutants.
Environmental exposures that increase the national cancer burden do not represent a new front in the ongoing war on cancer. However, the grievous harm from this group of carcinogens has not been addressed adequately by the National Cancer Program. The American people, even before they are born, are bombarded continually with myriad combinations of these dangerous exposures. The Panel urges you (the President) most strongly to use the power of your office to remove the carcinogens and other toxins from our food, water, and air that needlessly increase health care costs, cripple our Nation’s productivity and devastate American lives.”
Read the complete report “The President’s Panel on Cancer” to get the full information.