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EUROPAEM - International Congress

The International Congress of the European Academy of Environmental Medicine (EUROPAEM) taking place on 10 – 12 October in Würzburg, Germany, will focus on cancer diagnosis and treatment from the perspective of clinical environmental medicine with a special emphasis on pathogenesis and individual susceptibility. The importance of electromagnetic radiation and its tumour-associated potential will be given particular consideration.

Beside established German experts, the Congress will host renowned international speakers and, for the first time, the president of the American Academy for Environmental Medicine (AAEM) as a special guest.

EUROPAEM has demonstrated its commitment to environmental issues for many years on the national and, importantly, the international level. Risk factors such as electromagnetic and radioactive radiation, hormonally active substances, heavy metals, pesticides, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and many more have been discussed as tumour causes in environmental medicine and other disciplines.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a WHO expert group recently published updated statistics on the development of cancer. According to its data, the number of cancer deaths is expected to rise by more than 50% in the next 20 years.

This marked increase in cancer burden seems to be related to increases in life expectancy and population growth. However, other factors mentioned include some that clinical environmental medicine had recognised as risk factors years ago.

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Originally posted on 25 September 2014

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