Report by Reuters (in the Borneo Post 7 May 2010) is important as many countries are following the health path taken by the Americans.
Cancer is the No. 2 killers of Americans, after heart disease.
As many as two-thirds of cancer cases are caused by lifestyle choices like smoking, poor diet and lack of exercise.
Other causes of cancer: pollution, radon from the soil and medical imaging scans.
More causes: obesity, alcohol, infections, hormones and sunlight.
With nearly 80,000 chemicals on the market in the US, many of which are used by millions of Americans in their daily lives and are un- or understudied and largely unregulated, exposure to potential environmental carcinogens is widespread.
What is the above message?
Briefly, the true burden of environmentally induced cancer may be grossly underestimated.
To have more understanding on the above, visit http://www/pcp.cancer.gov