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Probabilistic Model on Methyl Mercury Intake

Rice, Hammitt, and Evans publish results from a probabilistic model describing the possible monetary benefits of reducing methyl mercury. The article, published in Environmental Science & Technology (volume 44, issue 13) estimates an additional $860 million with a 10% reduction in exposure to the US population.

Cancer Rates Falling Due to Prevention, Tobacco Control, Screening

As reported in the San Francisco Chronicle, cancer rates in the U.S. have recently been falling an average of 2.3% per year. Much of the improvement comes from improvements in prevention and early detection of diseases, which are not available to all populations. From the article:

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