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WHO Declares Air Pollution Carcinogenic
2013-10-17 15:41:51

[ Watch the Video: Air Pollution Labeled Carcinogenic To Humans ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Prolonged exposure to outdoor air pollution and particulate matter in the atmosphere increase a person’s risk of developing lung cancer, according to the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO). In a statement released Thursday, the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said that based on a review of published...

2011-05-31 13:31:00

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here is a quote to attribute to John Walls, vice president, public affairs for CTIA-The Wireless Association: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100629/DC28223LOGO-a) "Today, an International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) working group in Lyon, France categorized radiofrequency fields from cell phones as 'possibly' carcinogenic based on 'limited evidence.' IARC conducts numerous reviews and in the past has given the...

2010-07-15 15:05:27

PCBs, diesel exhaust among agents identified as focus of further research A new report from the American Cancer Society and other world-leading health groups identifies gaps in research for 20 suspected carcinogens whose potential to cause cancer is as yet unresolved. The report is designed to prioritize agents for additional research, and to lead to well-planned epidemiologic or mechanistic studies leading to more definitive classification of these agents. The report, "Identification of...

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2010-06-02 06:25:00

The United Nations' cancer research agency said on Tuesday that cancer will kill over 13.2 million people a year by 2030, almost double the number who died from the disease in 2008. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) also said that almost 21.4 million new cases of the disease will be diagnosed annually by 2030. The IARC said the burden of cancer was shifting from wealthier to poorer nations.  "Cancer is neither rare anywhere in the world, nor confined to...

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2009-07-29 10:45:00

The World Health Organization's cancer research agency announced Wednesday that tanning beds and other forms of ultraviolet radiation now rank alongside cigarettes and asbestos as a top-level cancer threat, AFP reported. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) found soaking up UV rays at tanning salons significantly enhances the chances of developing the disease. Vincent Cogliano, an IARC researcher who led the new assessment, said the use of sunbeds is carcinogenic to humans...


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