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A British researcher states that most cancers that occur in children are caused by exposure to environmental and industrial pollutants while they are still in the womb. The exposure occurs when the mother inhales the toxins. These results were deduced by examining birth and death records of children with cancer as well as chemical emission locations in Britain. The researcher found that children born within a 1 km radius of concentrated chemical emission locations were two to four times more likely to die from cancer before they turned 16 compared to other children. The compound that produced the greatest risk was carbon monoxide (released by internal combustion engines) and 1,3-butadiene (released by internal combustion engines and used to manufacture synthetic rubber).
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by MSNBC
About: Childhood cancer linked to exposure to chemical emission
Date: 17 January 2005
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