Why You Need to Care
Approximately 41% of Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives and about 21% will die from cancer. The incidence of some cancers, including some most common among children, is increasing for unexplained reasons. A growing body of research documents myriad established and suspected environmental factors linked to genetic, immune, and endocrine dysfunction that can lead to cancer and other diseases.
Numerous Chronic Diseases and Cancers are on the rise, including :
- Leukemia, brain cancer, and other childhood cancers. These have increased by more than 20% since 1975, even though, thanks to improved medical treatments, deaths have decreased.
- Breast cancer rates went up by 40% between 1973 and 1998. A woman's lifetime risk of breast cancer is currently 1 in 8.
- Asthma, which has approximately doubled between 1908 and 1995 and remains at an elevated rate.
- Cryptorchidism (undescended testes) has increased 200%.
- Autism, the diagnosis of which has increased by more than 10-fold over the last 15 years.