Consumers have been bombarded in recent years with headlines indicating items and products they use every day — from cell phones to their morning cups of coffee — can cause cancer.
These headlines are the byproduct of the research by the France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and they have caused widespread confusion about these and many other everyday products and activities.
Fortunately, in many cases, the weight of the evidence refutes many of IARC’s more sensational claims. In this section we delve into several case studies to explain how IARC came to its controversial conclusions and why the agency breaks with mainstream scientific consensus.
For decades, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) warned coffee drinkers that their favorite beverage might cause cancer.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) classification of radiofrequency from cell phones as “possibly carcinogenic” is a prime example of the Agency’s outdated and faulty process.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) recent classification of glyphosate as a “probable” human carcinogen in Monograph 112 has garnered significant attention and calls from activists to ban the widely used herbicide.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) upset meat lovers everywhere when it issued a press release announcing that it had classified consumption of red meat as “probably carcinogenic to humans” (Group 2A) based on “limited evidence.”