As the title implies, this year's report focuses on "the impact of environmental factors on cancer risk" (n.p.). And it includes some findings that it are frankly surprising -- and quite alarming -- to hear from an American federal agency:
The panel's overall finding: "The American people—even before they are born—are bombarded continually with myriad combinations of these dangerous exposures" to cancer-causing agents (n.p.).
The report includes numerous policy recommendations for the US President, the FDA, OSHA, and other federal agencies. But what can we do as individuals? The panel makes the following recommendations with regard to our food and drinking water:
And keep your fingers crossed!