Modern life is killing our children – 40% increase in childhood cancer!

Sarah Knapton, the science editor of UK’s The Telegraph reported that the cancer rate in young people has risen 40% in 16 years.  She lays the blame on air pollution, pesticides, poor diets and a rise in electrical and magnetic fields.  [Lucky for Sarah that she doesn’t work for ABC’s Catalyst program or she’d be severely censured for expressing such a view.]

Dr Denis Henshaw, Professor of Human Radiation Effects at Bristol University, the scientific adviser for Children with Cancer UK, listed magnetic fields from power lines, gadgets in homes, and potentially, radiation from mobile phones among the likely culprits.

“When you look at cancers such as childhood leukaemia there is no doubt that environmental factors are playing a big role,” said Dr Henshaw. “We were shocked to see the figures, and it’s modern lifestyle I’m afraid.”

“…….electric fields of power lines, the electricity supply in your home. Hairdryers. It’s all of these things coming together, and it seems to be teenagers and young people that are most affected.

More than 4,000 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer every year in Britain, and cancer is the leading cause of death in children aged one to 14.

Diagnoses of colon cancer among children and young people has risen 200 per cent since 1998, while thyroid cancer has doubled. Ovarian and cervical cancers have also risen by 70 per cent and 50 per cent respectively.

It is estimated that the rise in cases now costs the National Health System an extra £130 million a year compared with 16 years ago.

Nicola Smith, Cancer Research UK’s senior health information officer, said: “There are some factors which can increase the risk of childhood cancer like inherited genetic conditions and exposure to radiation – but these are usually not avoidable and no one should feel blamed for a child getting cancer.

Kate Lee, chief executive of children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent, said that a child cancer diagnosis places a huge emotional and financial burden on the whole family.

Despite the increase, around 80 per cent of child cancer patients now survive for at least five years. But the aggressive treatments they have as children can have a major impact on their future health, even if they survive.

Abridged from The Telegraph

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4 Responses to Modern life is killing our children – 40% increase in childhood cancer!

  1. Jean Lawson says:

    Where are the safe places left that are smartmeter and telephone tower free? I have serious health problems eg CFS slow metabolism and weak immunity and now I am having problems with my one eye. I have 20 mobile phone towers pointing at my home plus my and the neighbours’ smartmeters. I want to mive to Qld but now they are getting smartmeters too. Where is a good place to go?

  2. Ian says:

    This is how Civilisations die isn’t it? With the vision of hindsight we know how the Easter Islanders, Ancient Egyptians etc. died off. They didn’t know at the time how their practices were bringing about their demise. NOT learning from history is the very thing that will bring about our demise. Our particular lesson here is to understand the importance of conservative approaches to potentially dangerous technology.. We’re- (some of us) all so besotted with the advancement of science/technology that , unquestioningly, we fall under it’s spell, trusting in the technology and it’s purveyors, who might have cynical ulterior motives in foisting said technology on us, the people. I note the rise of the American disaffected/working class recently (see ‘American 2016 Election- Donald Trump’) with gladness and realise there’s power in the voice of the people yet. (please, no hate mail re. American politics here)
    The Corporations of the world wield all the power, Governments are just puppets in their control. No representation for the people anymore. Hence the ease of the roll out of smart meters across various Australian states in recent years and the mass acceptance of Wi-Fi in schools. So, like in the 19th century when struggles were going on to achieve Representation- for- the people in Parliament, we now find we have lost representation and we need to re claim it – Big- Time. The stealthy squashing of representation has gone on silently by the Corporations, distorting representation OF the people, to Representation- of -the Corporations.. it’s a Worldwide Business this Globalisation and It’s action is deadly.
    Wi- Fi and mobile phones and smart meters are everywhere and most people accept this as par for the course. Of course it’s not, but it’s in the mass acceptance of this- therein lie the seeds of our demise.
    In a Mass-market world/society the dynamics of the mass operate, in whichever field you care to mention. Hard for an individual to feel he/she has any power in this scheme of things,but to realise there’s power when one connects with another, and another and so on -a mass movement of people-power can begin to start to change things,keep up the good fight all you Stop Smart Meters Australia people.

  3. dana says:

    corrected comment:
    Unfortunately, most people seem to be stuck in a low state of consciousness in which it does not even occur to them they are being microwaved on a daily basis by cell towers, smart meters and other people’s phones or their own. I doubt even this article will make them stop and think. They’re not thinking, they are just copying what they see people on television doing and what they see the people around them doing. It seems as though they think if they all do it together then it can’t really be unsafe. It would take a sledgehammer to get through to a lot of these people. I assume they will keep doing it until the body count goes really high for brain cancer.

  4. obviousbob says:

    Tell me something I don’t know. Gaz

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