Jun 18th, 2008
Thyroid cancer can be closely related to toxins and pollution in the air we breathe and water we drink, which is another very good reason to follow some form of healthy detox diet on a regular basis.
The thyroid gland, in the front of the neck, is particularly susceptible to radioactive fallout; thyroid cancers increased by 8,000 per cent in children who lived within 100 miles of Chernobyl after the nuclear disaster there.
They are also increasing generally, with the incidence more than doubling in the UK over the last 30 years. A 1955 report in the New England journal of Medicine showed a 400 per cent increase in cancers of the thyroid in San Francisco during the period when their water was fluoridated.