Devra Davis: The Secret History of the War on Cancer

Terry Gross has an interesting Fresh Air Radio Interview with Devra Davis ("Chemicals, Cancer, and You"), who has written a book called The Secret History of the War on Cancer in which she discusses the many environmental causes of cancer and stresses prevention of disease by avoiding exposure to everyday chemicals in household products. Manufacturers in the US hinder our ability to avoid certain hazardous chemicals by not labeling their products. Dr. Davis directs the Center for Environmental Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and teaches epidemiology in the university's public health program.

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Cancer Patient Brochure

We have created this brochure for cancer patients to inform them how dangerous combustion by-products are, especially during their treatment and recovery.
"Cancer and Wood Smoke" http://burningissues.org/car-www/pdfs/CancerBrochure12-29-07.pdf

See: "Effects on Host Pulmonary Immune Defense": Abstract: http://burningissues.org/car-www/medical_effects/immune-disease/zelikoff...
In a laboratory study at NewYork University, animals exposed to wood smoke immediately had a 25% decrease in the lungs' ability to clear bacteria, and after just 1.5 to 2.5 hours, had decreases of 23% to 61% in lung function.Principal Investigator: Judith T Zelikoff, Ph. D.
New York University Medical Center,
Institute of Environmental Medicine,
Tuxedo, NY November, 1994"

Mary J. Rozenberg
BurningIssues.org
Wood smoke is chemically active in the body 40 times longer than tobacco smoke (Pryor, U of Louisiana).

Mary J. Rozenberg
BurningIssues.org
Wood smoke is chemically active in the body 40 times longer than tobacco smoke (Pryor, U of Louisiana).