8.29.2016

Too Short for a Blog, Too Long for a Tweet XLIII

Here's an excerpt from a book I'm reading, "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer," by Siddhartha Mukherjee:

It remains an astonishing, disturbing fact that in America - a nation where nearly every new drug is subjected to rigorous scrutiny as a potential carcinogen, and even the bare hint of a substance's link to cancer ignites a firestorm of public hysteria and media anxiety - one of the most potent and common carcinogens known to humans can be freely bought and sold at every corner store for a few dollars
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