Heavy metals linked to colorectal cancer

I saw a press release this week from Frankfort, Ky. that has some interesting insight on a possible cause of colorectal cancer.

In the LRC news release below, it says Dr. Mark Evers, the director of the Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky, believes elevated amounts of heavy metals like arsenic and chromium in the water and soil of Appalachia are also believed to play a role in the region's high lung and colorectal cancer rates.

"You can almost map out the counties that have the highest level of arsenic and chromium to those with the highest cancer rates for both lung and colorectal cancer," Evers said in the news release.

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