The Causes and Prevention of Cancer: The Role of Environment

@article{Ames1998TheCA,
  title={The Causes and Prevention of Cancer: The Role of Environment},
  author={Bruce N. Ames and Lois Swirsky Gold},
  journal={Biotherapy},
  year={1998},
  volume={11},
  pages={205-220}
}
The idea that synthetic chemicals such as DDT are major contributors to human cancer has been inspired, in part, by Rachel Carson's passionate book, Silent Spring. This chapter discusses evidence showing why this is not true. We also review research on the causes of cancer, and show why much cancer is preventable.Epidemiological evidence indicates several factors likely to have a major effect on reducing rates of cancer: reduction of smoking, increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, and… 

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