TITLE

Legislating Against Cancer

AUTHOR(S)
Spark, Richard F.
PUB. DATE
June 1978
SOURCE
New Republic;6/3/78, Vol. 178 Issue 22, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on legislative issues concerning the prevention of cancer. Legislators believed that cancers are caused by environmental factors and therefore can be prevented. However, several stumbling blocks to this goal are considered. One stumbling block is the data connecting specific environmental factors with inconclusive types of cancer. Some alleged carcinogens have played a role in the assessment of the cause of cancer. Environmental carcinogens include nitrates, estrogens, saccharin, sexual intercourse and cigarettes.
ACCESSION #
12593063

 

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