National Academy Sciences, Cancer, Rectal Cancer discussed on Broken Brain with Dhru Purohit


That's listening. I'm not a parent i know you have been apparent. And there's a so much in our modern times especially big social experiment of parents raising kids on their own not with the help of other people right and then on top of that you throw a pandemic where a lot of bowl were sort of a loan so i know a lot of parents just trying to get by and then you hear another thing you think like man. This is something else that have to do. And really the way that i would say if we zoom out and look at this conversation is that this is just part of being aware of different insults. If in the fifties somebody told you hey look like even if you don't smoke if you're around the smoke that people are doing on the planes in restaurants other things it could have serious impact on your health and actually make you more likely to develop cancers later on you would want to know about it right. You'd wanna know and it doesn't mean that if you ever smell secondhand smoke immediately going to get cancer. It's just reducing the total exposure and total risk and especially being protective of kids. Now one of the things you've been super About a super advocate of is that our body can handle a lot of different stressors. One version of stress is emf. Non ionizing radiation. That's a stress on the body. Now as we get older our skull gets thicker. So it's more protective over our brain but kids brains are very thin and valuable. So can you chat about that. On how exposure to kids is different than exposure to adults. I'm so glad you raised the issue of smoke because when i worked at the national academy sciences in the early nineteen eighties. We did the first study that recommended a ban on smoking on airplanes and at that time when we looked at the data we saw information about children and we saw the children were much more vulnerable. A child of smoking had four times. The chance of being hospitalized with bronchitis and even dying of an asthma attack and that evidence drove us in the eighties to recommend that children should not be exposed to smoke precisely because as you just said their brains are more vulnerable. Their bodies are growing rapidly and their brains are not as protected. their skulls are thinner. Other brains contain more fluid now to go to radiation. We know that the radiation from a cell phone or from other devices gets through a thinner skull. Much more studies done by industry and by my colleague claudia. Fernandez and alvarado solace in brazil with us at environmental healthtrust have shown when you model the brain of a child that you can get. The absorption goes were deeply into the brain and ten times. More exposure gets into the bone marrow of the skull of six-year-old than an adult. Now by the time they get older as you write a thicker. Skull is protective. There's no protection for the abdomen. There's no protection for the colon and the rectum with the phones in the pockets of so many young people all over the world today. And that's why we're so concerned about this increase in rectal cancer that we're seeing in people under the age of forty. We'd never seen that before. The the numbers are small but the increase is gone. Fourfold since twenty ten and that's publications from data from the national cancer institute and the seer program in the united states and iran. I've learned that subsequently similar increases in rectal cancer are showing up in brazil and uk. An egypt and again there are multiple factors including pesticides and sugar. The be playing a role here but the fourfold increase in rectal cancer. We you talked before about chat with bozeman and the terrible tragedy of the loss of such a talented artist at such a young age and he's an example where there were probably multiple factors..

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