Misconceptions About Environmental Pollution, Pesticides and the Causes of Cancer

Policy Reports | Energy and Natural Resources

No. 214
Sunday, March 01, 1998
by Bruce N. Ames and Lois Swirsky Gold

Clearing Up Cancer Misconceptions

Various misconceptions about the relationship between environmental pollution and human disease, particularly cancer, drive regulatory policy. In this paper, we highlight 10 such misconceptions and briefly present the scientific evidence that undermines each.

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