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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.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es903359u

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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