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Hey, kid, wanna Camel?
Posted by: Frenchy on December 27, 1999 at 13:43:23:
tobacco study of the day: Secondhand smoke during pregnancy and childhood
cancer - This study from the upcoming January 2000 issue of Environmental Health
Perspectives -- and published here in its entirety -- basically reports a whole lotta nuthin', as
summarized in the abstract. The very weak association reported for all cancers combined is a
classic junk science play. No increase in any specific cancer was reported. If secondhand
smoke was a carcinogen it would probably tend to cause at least one specific type of cancer
-- not just act generally. Combining all cancers into a single statistical association is without
biological justification. Boffetta's "Hail Mary" pass is called back for illegal motion in the
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$For all the gory details, go to junkscience.com.