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Cure Magazine: NTP Research, Chris Portier and Ray Tennant

By NIEHS
August 2005

Cure magazine cover
 

The cover of the summer issue of Cure magazine sports an article on radiation hazards. "The Dark Side of the Sun & other radiation hazards" extensively quotes Chris Portier, associate director of the National Toxicology Program. Ray Tennant, director of the National Center for Toxicogenomics, is quoted throughout a sidebar article on genetic interactions.

The cover story cites the 11th Report on Carcinogens, which included ionizing radiation as a known carcinogen, and discusses research on radon, electromagnetic fields, cell phones, UVC and CT scans. Portier's comments are intertwined with those from other officials representing the World Health Organization, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, and industry groups.

The sidebar, "Genetic Interactions," quotes Tennant on genetic predispositions to cancer, and how high doses of ionizing radiation carries with it a high probably of inducing tumors despite genotype.



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