Nukewatch Quarterly Summer 2014
BETHESDA, Maryland — The National Cancer Institute (NCI) says most human cancers are caused by environmental pollutants.
John Apsley’s book Fukushima Meltdown & Modern Radiation: Protecting Ourselves and Future Generations (Temit Nosce Publications 2011), reminds readers that, “The NCI has determined that 80 percent to 90 percent of our cancers arise from the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink.” This information flies in the face of much conventional Western medicine which focuses on cancer victims’ family history, lifestyle and genetic makeup.
The NCI’s targeting of pollution as the principle cause of cancer is reported, if meekly and mildly, in “Majority of Cancers are Linked to the Environment,” in NCI’s journal Benchmarks, Vol. 4, Issue 3, of June 17, 2004. Writer Nancy Nelson interviewed Aaron Blair, Ph.D., Chief of the Occupational Epidemiology Branch in NCI’s Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics.
Nelson asked, “As far back as the 1960s, several studies have concluded that by acting on what we know about the causes of cancer, we could prevent the majority of cancers. Some reports even estimate that we could reduce the incidence of cancer by as much as 80-90 percent.”
Dr. Blaire replied: “Most epidemiologists and cancer researchers would agree that the relative contribution from the environment toward cancer risk is about 80-90 percent. When I use the word ‘environmental,’ I mean it in a broad sense to include both lifestyle factors … as well as radiation, infectious agents and substances in the air, water, and soil. This information comes from studies that have been around for a long time.”
— Access the whole article at: https://web.archive.org/web/20041020183954/http:/cancer.gov/newscenter/benchmarks-vol4-issue3/page1