Several cancer-causing mechanisms are probably at play, the IARC
group considered more than 800 studies that investigated associations of more than a dozen types of cancer with the consumption of red meat or processed meat in many countries and populations with diverse diets.
These studies were disregarded from the IARC
, which was assessing meat for the first time and reviewed some 800 studies, does not compare the level of cancer risk associated with products in a given category, so does not suggest eating meat is as dangerous as smoking, for example.
When the IARC
, which restricts its panels to consider only a narrow spectrum of selected publications, makes a mistaken decision, the effects are harmful.
Shortly after IARC
's establishment, its parent entity, the World Health Organization (WHO), asked IARC
to prepare a list of agents known to cause cancer in humans.
In fact, in the United Stales, IARC
findings are much more powerful.
The decision puts diesel fumes in the same IARC
risk category as a number of other noxious substances including asbestos, arsenic, mustard gas, alcohol and tobacco.
It presents summaries, critical reviews, and evaluations of evidence on the carcinogenicity of alcohol and ethyl carbamate, drawing on published epidemiological studies, cancer bioassays in experimental animals, mechanistic data, and meta-analyses commissioned by IARC
, plus data from government agency reports and doctoral theses.
From May 24-31, 2011, a Working Group of 31 scientists from 14 countries met at the IARC
in Lyon, France, to assess the potential carcinogenic hazards from exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields.
As strange as it may sound, the new studies aren't necessarily contradictory ,since the IARC
needed to put mobile phones into a pre-defined risk category.
Following a week-long IARC
working group meeting in Lyon, France, 31 scientists from 14 countries classified the fields as "possibly carcinogenic to humans".