Reuters Examines WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer’s Decisions, Public Communications On Carcinogenic Substances
Reuters: SPECIAL REPORT — How the World Health Organization’s cancer agency confuses consumers
“…As a global authority on cancer — a disease that kills more than eight million people a year worldwide, with more than 14 million new cases appearing annually — [the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)] has enormous influence and commands much respect, even among its critics. Yet experts from academia, industry, and public health say IARC confuses the public and policymakers. Some critics say the way IARC considers and communicates whether substances are carcinogenic is flawed and needs reform…” (Kelland, 4/18).