Cancer and the Environment

ACS CAN supports policies that improve knowledge about environmental exposures that can cause cancer, and legislative and regulatory efforts to reduce the risk of exposure.

Cancer and the Environment Resources:

Radon is an odorless, tasteless gas that is released as a byproduct of decay of naturally occurring elements such as uranium, thorium, and radium in rocks and soils. After the parent element decays, the radon travels by pressure-driven air flow and diffuses into above-ground air.

American Cancer Society provides its perspectives on environmental factors and cancer in this journal article.

ACS CAN established specific goals for public policies on chemical management and regulation in order to minimize cancer risk, while balancing the practical reality that risk can never be completely eliminated from either manufactured substances or the natural environment