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Modern life gives your cancer?

by | 4th, September 2016

The Daily Mail says cancer cases in children have risen by 40% in less than two decades “because of pollution, pesticides and gadgets”. They have been added to the list.

The paper cites the work of Professor Denis Henshaw, scientific director at Children with Cancer UK, who tells the Daily Telegraph: ” “These significant rises in cancer cases cannot be explained by improvements in cancer diagnosis or registration alone – lifestyle and environmental causal factors must be considered.”

The Mail adds:

He told the Sunday Telegraph that burnt barbecues, the electric fields of power lines, and hairdryers were contributors to the rise, as well as a pregnant mother’s diet and working shifts.

Over in the Telegraph, we learn:

Modern life is killing children with the number of youngsters diagnosed with cancer rising 40 per cent in the past 16 years because of air pollution, pesticides, poor diets and radiation, scientists have warned.

Modern life gives you cancer?

New analysis of government statistics by researchers at the charity Children with Cancer UK found that there are now 1,300 more cancer cases a year compared with 1998, the first time all data sets were published. The rise is most apparent in teenagers and young adults aged between 15 and 24, where the incident rate has risen from around 10 cases in 100,000 to nearly 16.

It continues:

Dr Denis Henshaw, Professor of Human Radiation Effects at Bristol University, the scientific adviser for Children with Cancer UK, said air pollution was by far the biggest culprit, accounting for around 40 per cent of the rise, but other elements of modern lifestyles are also to blame.

Among these are obesity, pesticides and solvents inhaled during pregnancy, circadian rhythm disruption through too much bright light at night, radiation from x-rays and CT scans, smoking during and after pregnancy, magnetic fields from power lines, gadgets in homes, and potentially, radiation from mobile phones.

Radiation. Might that be the link. It’s use has risen over the pst two decades. Also, some cruel twist to think that the radiotherapy and CT scan that tests for and treats cancer might be making things worse.



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