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Dr. Samuel Epstein, 91, Dies

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  • Dr. Samuel S. Epstein, former chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition and a pioneer in cancer prevention, passed away at the age of 91
  • Epstein was instrumental in helping to spread the word that chemicals cause cancer and he sought to bring corporations to task for their role in the cancer epidemic
  • Epstein was a champion for cancer prevention and wanted to spread the word that most cancers are preventable if you avoid exposure to carcinogens
  • He was an outspoken critic of household products that contained cancer-causing ingredients — and the lax regulations and conflicts of interest that often allow them to remain on the market

By Dr. Mercola

Dr. Samuel S. Epstein, former chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition and a pioneer in cancer prevention, has passed away at the age of 91. As his son Julian told The New York Times, "He walked the walk" in terms of avoiding exposure to carcinogens, and he was an outspoken critic of household products that contained cancer-causing ingredients — and the lax regulations and conflicts of interest that often allow them to remain on the market.


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