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Groundbreaking new cancer report?
The President’s Cancer Panel has issued a new report saying that Americans are being bombarded — their words — with carcinogens.
Advocates of more research into the potential chemical causes of cancer had been waiting for the report, which they call groundbreaking. But it’s made less of a splash than they expected. Asked about the report, one White House spokesman replied,
The National Cancer Institute remained stolidly silent, even though the NCI logo is on the report. The chemicals industry spent languid hours writing a terse response and only one member of Congress jumped on the bandwagon.