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Sunday, May 09, 2010


The American Cancer Society has a few criticisms of the report you mention.

I'm not stating that I'm siding with either on the issue as I haven't fully read the report. However, reading the article about the Cancer Society's criticism, I see their points that there are certainly bigger fish to fry if we truly want to reduce the incidence of cancer, but I still think that there is a bit more that can be done to research chemicals and their effects on people.

Anyway, I wanted to share that link and also to wish you a great trip. Nice that the Consumers Union picked you out to attend. Congrats on getting that recognition. I look forward to your report on the trip.

Yeah, I saw the Cancer Society's criticism earlier, but decided not to go into it. I do agree there are bigger fish to fry when it comes to the the cancer fight.

But the critic also told the NYT:

"But Dr. (Michael)Thun said the cancer society shared the panel’s concerns about people’s exposure to so many chemicals, the lack of information about chemicals, the vulnerability of children and the radiation risks from medical imaging tests."

Thanks on the trip.

For sure, we should be concerned. Sure their may be bigger fish to fry too, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try to fry the smaller fish.

For example, smoking may be a bigger fish that causes much more cancer than chemicals, but smoking is still a choice for most people, and the warnings are out there.

But when it comes to the smaller fish, such as chemicals that haven't been studied enough, and exist in products or the environment such that it affects children (who aren't actively choosing to be affected by the chemicals), then we should be paying attention and trying to do something about it.


just be glad that she has friends to look after her. With all she has been through, it's good to know people will be there for her.

Do these chemicals take all proteins out of water that we drink???

Your writing skills too, and you have a wonderful work and great creativity. I have experienced you send them to my blog. Let me share with students!

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