Cancer as an Environmental Disease

  • P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati
  • L. Hens
  • C. V. Howard
  • N. Van Larebeke

Part of the Environmental Science and Technology Library book series (ENST, volume 20)

About this book


These pages contain a number of chapters from specialists in the field who consider, from a number of different perspectives, the currently available evidence that supports the environmental cancer aetiology hypothesis. This constitutes the first part of the book. In the second part of the book, an examination of the policy implications of accepting that the cancer epidemic may essentially be preventable is presented. This will pose some difficult problems for politicians and decision-makers, who will have to consider adopting policies that may damage the economy in the short term in order to reap health benefits which will only become apparent several decades in the future.


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Editors and affiliations

  • P. Nicolopoulou-Stamati
    • 1
  • L. Hens
    • 2
  • C. V. Howard
    • 3
  • N. Van Larebeke
    • 4
  1. 1.Medical School, Department of PathologyNational and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.Human Ecology DepartmentVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Human Anatomy & Cell Biology, Developmental Toxico-Pathology Research GroupUniversity of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  4. 4.Department of Radiotherapy, Nuclear Medicine and Experimental Cancerology, Study Centre for Carcinogenesis and the Primary Prevention of CancerGhent University HospitalGentBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-2020-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-48513-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1382-3124
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