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Drinking Water Fact Sheet: Cancer

In the United States, cancer is the second leading cause of death, exceeded only by heart disease. According to recent National Cancer Institute statistics, the incidence of many cancers, including breast, testicular, urinary bladder, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, has increased in recent decades. As described in this document, some neoplastic diseases have been linked to drinking water contaminants. 

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    PSR's Dr. Alan Lockwood will visit 6 states this fall to highlight the health effects of climate change and speak about his new book, Heat Advisory.