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Canton doesn't look polluted--but many say Persistent Organic Pollutants raise cancer rates here.
Canton doesn't look polluted--but many say Persistent Organic Pollutants raise cancer rates here.

Governments, activists battle over potential environmental cancer causes

What we know about the causes of and best treatments for cancer has grown by leaps and bounds in the last few decades. But more knowledge doesn't mean less controversy.

That's especially true with the link between cancer and environmental factors. In 2010, the federal government began encouraging states to bring environmental factors into their cancer treatment and prevention plans.

But many scientists and anti-cancer activists in New York state, say that hasn't happened--and they want to make sure environmental causes don't get ignored.

Nora Flaherty has this report on the battle over Persistent Organic Pollutants.  Go to full article

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