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HEALTH: MEDICAL CONDITIONS & DISEASES

List: Top 10 Causes of Cancer

Date: 1981

Source: Study by Doll and Peto.

Base: Proportion of Cancer attributed to different causes.

Notes: Data taken from book by Bjorn Lomborg - "The Skeptical Environmentalist" (Cambridge University Press).

Cause of Cancer

% of Total

Diet

35

Tobacco

30

Infection

10

Sex

7

Occupation

4

Alcohol

3

Sun and Radon

3

Pollution

2

Medicines

1

Food Additives

1


 
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