Every place I have lived people claimed some kind of Cancer epidemic.
Cancer is a disease of the aged, and the common element of the cells is multiploidy or multiples of the normal genome compliment.
Cancer is on the decline inspite of the EPA claim that they find carcinogens everywhere.
From the National Cancer Institute’s article
For the past two decades, both the incidence and mortality of cancer in America has been in decline. Earlier, in the 1990s, the rate of decline was quite rapid, all things considered, largely due to rather astounding reductions in smoking that followed the first Surgeon General’s report in 1964 (cancers from smoking both develop over at least a decade or more, and decline with a similar lag period after quitting).
A new report published in the journal Cancer documents the continuation of this salutary trend. However, the rate of reduction in both death and incidence (new cancers) has slowed quite a bit, again owing largely to the slower fall in smoking rates over the past 10 years or so.
From 2001 through 2010, death rates for all cancers combined decreased by 1.8 percent a year among men and by 1.4 percent a year among women, according to the joint report from some of the nation’s top cancer institutions (including the CDC, the NCI and the American Cancer Society).
“The four major cancers — lung, colorectal, breast and prostate — represent over two-thirds of the decline,” study author Brenda Edwards, a senior advisor for cancer surveillance at the U.S. National Cancer Institute, told HealthDay News.
Let’s see, EPA says cancer is a big problem, and air as well as every other thing they have identified as a carcinogen in their silly rat tests is raising havoc int he population, but the NCI says that cancer is in decline.
Maybe we should reconsider the EPA effort to take us back to those good old days?