Panel: Environmentally Caused Cancers Are 'Grossly Underestimated'

"The true burden of environmentally induced cancers has been grossly underestimated," says the President's Cancer Panel in a strongly reported report that urges action to reduce people's widespread exposure to carcinogens. The panel today advised President Obama "to use the power of your office to remove the carcinogens and other toxins from our food, water, and air that needlessly increase health care costs, cripple our nation's productivity, and devastate American lives."

Marla Cone reports for Environmental Health News May 6, 2010.

Source: EHN, 05/06/2010