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Cancer fears can be wrongly placed says APVMA science fellow

30 Apr 2012

In this news, the Australian government writes about a publication by Pr Stewart, APVMA (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medecines Authority) science fellow, on cancer and how to prevent it.

Read the summary in Lancet Oncology.

Extract : Most cancers are attributable to lifestyle factors such as smoking, alcohol intake, sun exposure, and obesity. Assessments of the carcinogenicity of particular chemicals are of little assistance in prevention of cancer. Procedures for individuals to reduce exposure to recognised or suspect carcinogens in consumer products are not effective measures for cancer prevention. Anxiety concerning insidious cancer causation could divert attention from proven means of cancer prevention.