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 Loving the Earth Pollution Free Revolution 
 Dioxin Exposure Cancer Risk
 Interview
 Emmanuelle Schick Garcia, Documentary Film Maker
 Cancer Action News Network  
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Emmanuelle Schick Garcia began investigating the subject of dioxin exposure cancer risk because of an encounter with cancer that demanded a substantive response. Her mother developed breast cancer despite having done everything right in so far as conventional knowledge on the subject of reducing breast cancer risk is concerned. She consumed a healthy diet. She was physically active. She did not smoke or drink.

What Emmanuelle discovered was that dioxin exposures that take place every day in the lives of mothers and daughters are a significant contributing factor to breast cancer causation. Dioxins and dioxin-like compounds, including: furans and dioxin-like PCBs are contaminants of all animal fat regardless of where it is produced. Levels are higher when the food animals are raised in the vicinity of a dioxin source such as a metal smelter or incinerator.

The Idiot Cycle portrayed in this film involves corporate profits from sales of poisons such as pesticides and industrial chemicals, which cause cancer, followed by further corporate profits from sales of cancer drugs all by the same corporations. Another Idiot Cycle involves corporate polluters making money off their polluting activities and eventually getting paid public money to clean up their polluted sites. We can break these Idiot Cycles by refusing to do business with corporations like Monsanto and Dow.

Women can reduce their breast cancer risk and the breast cancer risk of their daughters by starting at an early age to limit their consumption of animal fat. By doing so they create a body that contains a body burden of dioxins and other carcinogenic persistent organic pollutants (POPs): polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), non dioxin-like PCBS, DDT, DDE, chlordane, pentachlorophenol, and numerous other chemical substances, which is much lower than were they to eat average amounts of animal fat. This is especially important for women to accomplish because it reduces the gestational exposure to POPs that is imposed upon their developing child. In animal studies, gestational dioxin exposure predisposes female offspring to increased breast cancer susceptibility and male offspring to increased prostate cancer susceptibility. These scientific research findings provide a plausible explanation of the breast cancer and prostate cancer cases that were first diagnosed in significant numbers among girls and boys in the 2000s.

Emmanuelle made a documentary film to tell the world what she had learned about dioxin and cancer. “The Idiot Cycle” points out the conflicts of interest that exist on government advisory panels, which have a large role in establishing public health and environmental protection policies throughout the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) makes extensive use of such advisory panels. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of WHO. IARC advisory panels exert great amounts of control over what the world knows about pollution and cancer. It is the mandate of IARC to determine the carcinogenicity of chemical substances for the purpose of preventing the cancers caused by exposure to these chemicals.

Cancer Action NY has conducted years of investigations into the workings of government concerning matters of dioxins, cancer, environmental protection and public health. We have found the Joint Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) to be a very corrupt entity. The Provisional Tolerable Monthly Intake (PTMI) for dioxins established by the JECFA in 2001 has no basis whatsoever in the scientific literature. The PTMI for dioxins merely serves to create the illusion that the food supply is safe, a message that the agriculture, chemical and food industries seek to convey to non-expert consumers around the world. Scientific research supports the conclusions that the food supply is contaminated with dioxins and other persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and that the degree of contamination imposes more than an acceptable quantity of cancer risk upon the average consumer of animal fat. Cancer Action NY has challenged the WHO and FAO to make use of science to prevent cancer by lowering the PTMI for dioxins so as to make this standard cancer protective. A lower PTMI would serve as a warning to consumers, which would motivate reduced consumption of animal fat.
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Donald L. Hassig, Producer
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