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Cancer Trends Progress Report – 2009/2010 Update

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In the Report
Director's Message
Report Highlights
Introduction
Trends-at-a-Glance
Summary Tables
Prevention
Smoking
Clinicians’ Advice to Quit Smoking
Secondhand Smoke
Diet
Weight and Physical Activity
Sun Protection
Environmental Toxins
Early Detection
Breast and Cervical Cancers
Colorectal Cancer
Diagnosis
Treatment
Bladder, Breast, Colorectal
Kidney, Lung, Ovarian, Prostate
Life After Cancer
End of Life
Prevention
Early Detection
Diagnosis
Treatment
Life After Cancer
End of Life


Summary Table: Prevention - Environmental Toxins

Only one measure per topic is displayed in the summary table. A complete set of measures, where they exist, can be found in the report.

Trend key: green - headed in the right direction
  red - headed in the wrong direction
  black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)
  blue - Healthy People 2010 target


  Pesticides
1999–2002
Dioxins
1987–2000
Tobacco company marketing expenditures
1970–2006
Measure Possible carcinogens, pesticides chlordane and DDT and their metabolites, measured in human blood. Measurement of tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) in human blood adjusting for lipids and EPA estimates of dioxin releases in the environment. Combined annual advertising and promotional expenditures by the five major U.S. cigarette manufacturers, adjusted to 2006 dollars, as reported by manufacturers to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Recent summary trend*
AAPC is not available for this measure
AAPC is not available for this measure
NSC
2002–2006
Desired direction
Falling 
Falling 
Falling 
Trend
Trend details are not available for this measure


(No trend graph is available for this measure)
Falling


Rising, then NSC, then rising, then NSC

Most recent estimate In 2001–2002, blood and urine concentrations (nanograms per gram) were 49.7 for oxychlordane, 78.2 for trans-nonachlor, 21.6 for heptachlor epoxide, and 2,320 for DDT (DDE).

95th percentile of TCDD concentration in the U.S. population: 5.2 pg/g.

Estimated dioxin releases to the environment in 2000: 1.42 kg-TEQ.

In 2006, adjusted combined annual expenditures for cigarette advertising and promotion was $12.39 billion.
Healthy People 2010 target Reduce blood and urine concentrations of: oxychlordane to 31.4 ng/g, trans-nonachlor to 55.6 ng/g, heptachlor epoxide to 16.7 ng/g, and DDT (DDE) to 1,250 ng/g. Reduce air toxic emissions to decrease the risk of adverse health effects caused by airborne toxics. A specific numerical level for environmental concentration has not yet been set for dioxin. There are no Healthy People 2010 targets for reducing tobacco company marketing expenditures.
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