Tagged: IARC

NZ’s Environmental Protection Authority in a muddle over weed killer - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Aug 16, 2017

Prof Alistair Woodward*, A/Prof Andrea t’Mannetje**, Dr Dave McLean**, Prof Jeroen Douwes**, Prof John D Potter** (*Auckland and **Massey Universities) Last year the New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) chose not to accept the assessment of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that the herbicide glyphosate (the active ingredient in “Roundup”) was a “probable carcinogen”. Instead, the EPA … Read More

Red Meat & Processed Meat: Summarising the Public Health Issues - Unsorted

Public Health Expert Nov 05, 2015

Dr Cristina Cleghorn, Associate Professor Nick Wilson, Professor Tony Blakely This blog was triggered by the recent highly publicised review on the cancer risk from processed meat and red meat. Here we briefly look at this topic and also take a wider perspective on other aspects of meat consumption on human health and the environment, and risk communication.   The … Read More

About those meat and cancer stories - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 28, 2015

Many media reports are reporting it incorrectly or confusingly. For example, in New Zealand’s TV3 News starts out1 World Health Organisation (WHO) experts have put processed meat in the same cancer-causing category as cigarettes … … it has ranked processed meat in the highest cancer risk category, alongside asbestos and even smoking. Sorry, but … Read More

Interphone: How not to communicate science - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin May 18, 2010

The 10 year long, 20 million euro Interphone study into brain cancer and mobile phone use has finally been published, but the way its launch was handled led to contradictory headlines and confusion among journalists trying to communicate its important findings. For the record, Interphone which is the responsibility of the World Health Organisation, and involved surveying … Read More