New Cancer Study Details Pollutants In Our Own Bodies
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FEATURING CURT DELLAVALLE – A new analysis by the Environmental Working Group has aggregated results from more than a thousand studies on pollution. Not atmospheric pollution, but the pollution in our own bodies. EWG’s report is called Pollution in People and it attempts to list all of the carcinogenic chemicals present in our bodies including pesticides, solvents, flame-retardants, and more. The report is an appropriate starting point for government and medical officials to address the often-ignored risks of cancer from environmental sources.
Curt DellaValle, Senior Scientist with the Environmental Working Group, lead author of the report The Pollution in People, former fellow at the National Cancer Institute where he conducted research evaluating environmental contaminants and risk of cancer.