National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society skewered in new book by leading cancer expert
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Neev M. Arnell, Natural News
The NCI has failed to inform the public of published scientific information on a wide range of avoidable causes of multiple cancers, Epstein said.
According to Epstein, there are three major categories of avoidable causes including:
- Environmental contaminants in air, water, soil, the workplace, and food;
- Carcinogenic ingredients in consumer products, particularly pesticides;
- Carcinogenic prescription drugs and high-dose diagnostic radiation, particularly pediatric CAT scans.
Epstein wrote, “NCI’s silence on cancer prevention is in flagrant violation of the 1971 National Cancer Act’s specific charge to disseminate cancer information to the public. This silence is in further violation of the 1988 Amendments to the National Cancer Program, which called for an expanded and intensified research program for the prevention of cancer caused by occupational or environmental exposure to carcinogens.”