Swedish cancer researcher paid by the Swedish Cancer Society has for long time worked for industry to deny cancer risks

In 2013 more than 61,000 new cancer cases were reported to the Swedish Cancer Register. This was all time high and may be compared with e.g. 1970 with 28,000 cases. The increase is remarkable even if age and population number is considered.

 The Swedish Cancer Society has for long time dominated as a sponsor of cancer research. Much has been achieved in microbiology and treatment. However, the Cancer Society has a less prominent history as to cancer prevention, especially regarding chemical risk factors such as pesticides, dioxins, and PCB.

In contrast, in a recent article in NewsVoice we are told that a Swedish cancer researcher with large funds from the Cancer Society, and even a personal employment to diminish cancer risks, for long time has worked for industry to deny cancer risks. In spite of this fact, known since more than a decade, the Cancer Society has continued to support that researcher with large funds achieved from donations from the public.

The article in NewsVoice is unfortunately in Swedish but starts with:

“The Cancer Society has during 2 decades paid in total more than 30 million Swedish krona (3,2 million Euro) to the controversial professor Hans-Olov Adami. Adami has been criticized more than 10 years ago for his close co-operation with the chemical industry. In spite of that fact the Cancer Society has continued to pay more than 20 million Swedish krona to Professor Adami. During the same time Adami has dismissed risks for cancer from Agent Orange, dioxin, formaldehyde, pesticides and mobile phones. During the same time period the number of persons that get cancer in Sweden has increased with 30 %.”

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3 thoughts on “Swedish cancer researcher paid by the Swedish Cancer Society has for long time worked for industry to deny cancer risks

  1. Unfortunately it seems to be the same no matter which country. Health Canada’s Royal Commission on Safety Code Six and WHO IARC were both heavily industry-represented in their supposedly “scientific” (we hope for unbiased. . .) panels that decided EMR is just a “possible” carcinogen when all the real (unbiased) scientists have been proving for decades that EMR is , at the very least, “probable” or “known” carcinogen. Big Business seems to rule the elected rulers. . .

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  2. Please keep fighting for this issue. So many of us have lost everything because we got ill from the exposure to nonionizing radiation. We have lost our jobs, homes, lifestyle, freedom and some of us, like myself, have lost our families. There is no help for us because there is no recognition of us! Please keep fighting as this becomes more apparent to others, perhaps some safeguards will be put in place to benefit us too. We are suffering and losing hope.

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  3. You are spot on, but we all have a hard going as No One Listens to us!
    Far to much to gain I guess, like with historic Asbestos and “Big Tobacco”
    But luckily we are a Stubborn Lot, and we don’t take “Shrinks!” who make flawed studies, like
    Rubin´s seriously, but unfortunately for us the UK Governments have allowed him and Simon Wessely to rule the roost on EMR in the UK, so here it is “All In Your Mind”
    My experience tells me their gospel is caused by corruption.
    But getting evidence for that is altogether quite a different story.
    Well, here in the UK our Prime minister has told us that “We are all in it together!”
    So I am in the process of trying to find out if that really means “All of us” or just the ones with a mobile phone.
    Internet, we All Have that, difference being, wired or wireless.
    We are putting our trust in you and your other selfless colleagues, who have been working tirelessly to try to hep us out so we also can have a life worth living.
    All the best, and thank you. you are an Icon to all of us.
    best regards.
    Agnes

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