Cancer Council must update its website

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Cancer Council must update its website

Postby swiper » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:28 am

The Cancer Council of Australia must update its website to indicate the findings of the World Health Organisation in October 2013.

The specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1, the highest classification).

After thoroughly reviewing the latest available scientific literature, world leading experts convened by the IARC Monographs Programme concluded that there is sufficient evidence that exposure to outdoor air pollution CAUSES lung cancer (Group 1).
They also noted a positive association with an increased risk of bladder cancer.

Particulate matter, a major component of outdoor air pollution, was evaluated separately and was also classified as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1).

The level of cancer risk has been made perfectly clear, but the Cancer Council's website continues to list environmental air pollution only as a 'likely risk' not the highest level 'proven risk' as determined by the WHO. ... al-causes/

This is made worse by the fact that the Cancer Council web site says it complies to the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information and carries the HONcode logo.
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