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Avoidable Causes of Childhood Cancer

Email rarely excites me, but this is one that I'm compelled to share with everyone.  And although I don't usually make product recommendations, I am making an exception because this book's topic is critically important to all children and it is written by a doctor who doesn't play games with words or people's lives.

In their annual report to the nation last month (Dec 2013) the National Cancer Institute said this:

"During the period of 2001-2010, overall cancer incidence rates 
decreased among men, were stable among women, 
and increased among children."

Cancer prevention expert Dr. Samuel S. Epstein has written a new book titled and dedicated to the "Avoidable Causes of Childhood Cancer", a subject dear to my heart.  Contrary to common beliefs, childhood cancer incidence rates have been increasing for many decades and although some types have seen improvements in death rates, many remain unchanged.  In addition, childhood cancer survivors face life-long, chronic health problems, so cancer prevention is critical to their long-term health.

Quoted from the "Cancer Prevention Coalition" email:

"In 2012, President Barack Obama inaugurated September as the “National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.” His proclamation stated, “The causes of pediatric cancer are still largely unknown.” However, the President has been misinformed, as their causes are well-known and documented. Disturbingly, the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society have also failed to warn the public of the increasing incidence and preventable causes of childhood cancer."

"These causes include: second hand smoke; carcinogens in pet collars; nitrite preservatives in processed meats and baby foods; carcinogenic pesticides, with environmental exposures from home, lawn, and drinking water; carcinogenic ingredients in baby bath and personal care products, and much more." 

"In the "Avoidable Causes of Childhood Cancer," Dr. Epstein gives the reader awareness of increasing childhood cancers and detailed knowledge on how to make the next generation healthier and stronger. Make sure you read this helpful handbook (available as an e-book, paperback, and hardback)—and you’ll help a child be on their way to a lifetime of cancer prevention."

(NOTE: emphasis & links are mine)


 About the book author:
"Dr. Samuel S. Epstein is Professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, and Chairman of the international Cancer Prevention Coalition. He is the author of 270 scientific publications, and author of 20 books. These include the prize winning 1978 "The Politics of Cancer", the 1995 "The Safe Shopper's Bible", the 2005 "Cancer Gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War", the 2006 "What's In Your Milk?", the 2010 "Healthy Beauty", and the 2011 "National Cancer Institute and American Cancer Society: Criminal Indifference to Cancer Prevention and Conflicts of Interest". He is recipient of multiple awards, including the 1998 Right Livelihood Award and the 2005 Albert Schweitzer Golden Grand Medal for Humanitarianism for International Contributions to Cancer Prevention."

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