Environment and Cancer

An increasing number of persons are every year diagnosed with cancer or some other chronic disease. The main focus in research is to develop new drugs for treatment. This is of course of large importance, but even more important would be to prevent diseases. Thereby suffering and large costs to the society are avoided.

During many years our research group has studied cancer risks in the environment and during working life. We have published a large number of scientific articles on that issue after conventional peer review. By now our articles have been cited more than 16,000 times by other researchers and different agencies. Our first publication on cancer risk associated with exposure to the herbicides phenoxyacetic acids (Hormoslyr, Agent Orange) and chlorophenols with contaminating dioxins (TCDD) has now been cited 531 times. These high citation numbers show that our research has been successful and of importance for decisions on cancer prevention. Thus, our research has been recognized not the least in other countries. The results were included in the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer at WHO) cancer classification of for example dioxins (TCDD), PCB, glyphosate (Roundup) and radiofrequency radiation.

We intend to continue our research on risk factors for cancer and other diseases. It includes environmental pollutants (for example in food, air, water, building material etc), occupational exposures but also radiofrequency radiation. The latter is an emerging environmental pollutant that so far has been little investigated in spite of rapid technological development and increasing exposures. As the basis for our research in the future we have now constituted The Environment and Cancer Research Foundation and for this we need donations.

In the following you may find our official invitation to support:


Invitation to support The Environment and Cancer Research Foundation

The Environment and Cancer Research Foundation wants to promote scientific research on the association between the environment and cancer and other chronic diseases.

Several forms of cancer, chronic diseases such as diabetes, different neurological conditions, chronic fatigue syndrome and psychiatric diagnoses are increasing even at lower ages. Our environment with exposure to different environmental pollutants and to radiofrequency radiation may contribute considerably and be significant factors for illness. Of special concern are new environmental pollutants and the increasing exposure to radiofrequency radiation in the environment. Long-term health effects have not been studied.

To be able to prevent the increase in disease incidence and sick-leaves, research is needed about the impact of environmental pollutants and radiofrequency radiation on human health. We are all exposed in the society today.

The Environment and Cancer Research Foundation needs your contribution, both to perform own research within the Foundation and to support other researchers within this field. It is also of importance to inform the general public about the results from scientific research regarding the impact of environment on different diseases including cancer.

You are welcome to contribute to bank account Swedbank
IBAN: SE 80 8000 0845 2569 3323 1091

We thank you for your contribution!

Lennart Hardell, Senior consultant, cancer physician  lennart.hardell[at]environmentandcancer.com

Lena Hedendahl, General practitioner  lena.hedendahl[at]environmentandcancer.com

Mikael Eriksson, Senior consultant, cancer physician  mikael.eriksson[at]environmentandcancer.com

Michael Carlberg, Statistician  michael.carlberg[at]environmentandcancer.com

All members of the board of The Environment and Cancer Research Foundation, Örebro, Sweden