Publications from the Carcinogenic Potency Project

Ames, B.N., and Gold, L.S. Misconceptions on pollution and the causes of cancer. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 29: 1197-1208 (1990). Reprinted in L’actualite chimique pp. 391-393 (1991).

The public has numerous misconceptions about the relationship between environmental pollution and human cancer. Underlying these misconceptions is an erroneous belief that nature is benign. In this article we highlight eight of these misconceptions and describe the scientific information that undermines each one.

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