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Environnement, Risques & Santé


Enquête sur la connaissance des facteurs de risque réels et mythiques de cancer Volume 17, issue 5, September-October 2018



This news is based on the following article: Shahab L, McGowan JA, Waller J, Smith SG. Prevalence of beliefs about actual and mythical causes of cancer and their association with socio-demographic and health-related characteristics: findings from a cross-sectional survey in England. Eur J Cancer 2018, Apr 23. pii : S0959-8049(18)30778-0. doi : 10.1016/j.ejca.2018.03.029


This survey* measured the degree of agreement with proposed real or mythical risk factors for cancer. It was administered to a representative sample of the English population and found a low rate of awareness for both groups of factors. The set of variables associated with the correct responses is less obvious than expected.