Legislating Against Cancer

Spark, Richard F.
June 1978
New Republic;6/3/78, Vol. 178 Issue 22, p16
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.


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