Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
20 THE LETHBR1DGE HERALD Thursday, Docomber 17, 1970 Cancer survival rates high LONDON (Renter) Dr. Jo- soph Issels, controversial West German cancer specialist, re- ports high rates of survival for patients he has treated. His claims, published In the British medical magazine Clini- cal Trials Journal, applied to patients in both the early and advanced stages of cancer. He says that 87 per cent ot patients with cancer in the early stages sent to him for treatment lived for five years or more without relapse. The doctor says this com- pared with world statistics of 50 per cent. Dr. Issels, currently treating British Olympic athlete Lillian Board, says that 16.6 per cent of his patients suffering from can- cer at its terminal or advanced stage lived for between five and 15 years after his therapy. All the doctor's patients re- ferred to in the report had un- dergone conventional surgery first. They suffered cancer of the breast, colon, rectum, lung, uterus, pancreas or womb. A total of 252 cases were cov- ered in the terminal category, while in the early stages group, 370 cases were analysed. Dr. Issels bases his therapy I sons in tlw system or past danv on the idea that cancer is a ages. general disease of the whole He seeks to build up this natu- system in which the body loses ral resistance by combined gen- its natural resistance to the can- j eral and immunogicsl treat- cer cells cither because of poi-1 ment and psychotherapy. Tuna no health hazard WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. Food and Drag Administra- tion says Americans can keep on eating canned tuna although excess mercury has been found in more than one out of every five cans sampled. Mercury taken into the body can cause brain damage, lead- ing to blindness, insanity and death. Should U.S. housewives con- tinue to buy all the canned tuna they want and feed it to their families? said FDA Com- Royalife Car-a-Week Sweepstakes Winners Winner Week of Nov. 30 MR. W. WiLSGN 3615 East 25th Avenue VANCOUVER 12, B.C. Winner Final Week MR. D. W. LOW Box 9, Sturgeon Crescent R.R. No. 2, ST. ALBERT, ALTA. This brings to a conclusion the Royalite Car-a-Week Sweepstakes. Congratulations to all our winners and our thanks to every- one who entered the contest. Watch for something new and exciting at Join the winners' circle. been reported previously in fresh water fish exposed to in- diislrial mercury discharges. An FDA spokesman was .un- able to explain why mercury levels as high as those discov- ered in the tuna were not also found in other species of fish of 0.5 parts a million. The most that were checked- found was 1.12. or twice the THESE LEVELS DANGEROUS government, limit. j In anotner mercury Industry now is recalhng j mentfederal and state cans with excess mer-, saM Tuesd that mer. cury after a check of 139 tuna h f t frnm missioner Charles Edwards. "This is not a health hazard." Edwards's advice to consum- ers came as he disclosed gov- ernment test results showing 23 per cent of canned tuna tested so far contained poisonous mer- cury higher than the FDA limit cury lots. FDA officials believe virtually every major tuna brand will be involved in recalls as soon as sampling is expanded during the next 30 days to include all lots packed in 1970 for U.S. consumption. GUIDELINE CAUTIOUS Edwards said the 0.5 guideline is extremely cautious and "of- fers a substantial margin for safety." "I want to re-emphasize the point that given present levels of tuna consumption in this country, the relatively low lev- els of excess mercury content found to date, and the fact that even this excess is being re- moved, we are confident that the American consumer is now and will remain sale from risks of mercury he'said. Dr. Albert Colbye, deputy director of the FDA s bureau of foods, said a person would have to eat two cans of tuna contain- ing mercury a day for a year before he would be poisoned. Japan is the only country where mercury poisoning from fish consumption has been re- ported. The Japanese eat moro fish than North Americans and the mercury level causing harm fish four specific water areas in Minnesota are high enough to pose potential danger to hu- mans. The investigators said fish taken from the waters should eaten no more than once a week. The four areas are the St. Louis River from Cloquet to Lake Superior, Die Mississippi River from Grand Rapids to Anoka, the Red River from Moorhead to the Canadian bor- der and Lake Minnewaska near Glenwood. Fish taken from 13 other lakes and rivers showed no high mercury concentrations. The presence of mercury in the Red River, which flows north to Lake Winnipeg, was an- nounced earlier this year by the Manitoba government. Anglers were warned of the dangers of eating their catch. Oil companies set up fund LONDON (AP) The world's major oil companies have agreed to set up a million fund to provide compensation was 10 to 80 times the U.S.! for pollution resulting from limit, Edwards said. spius from tankers, the Oil The tuna findings are the Companies' International Mar- first, major confirmed ones in ine Forum announced Tuesday, the United States involving The announcement said the fund cury contamination of ocean I would be available by next fish. High mercury levels have I April. 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