For Dr John Millward, who wanted more details on the woman convicted of killing her children, write to: Terry Cannings, 40 Waters Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 3NX.
Q The Housing Association I belong to is forcing me to install PVC windows in my flat. As an asthmatic, the quality of the air I breathe is of great importance, and I am very concerned about the dangers of PVC. - MF, London
Increasingly, substances in our everyday environment are being linked with higher rates of cancer. To protect yourself, avoid: Indoor air pollution, which can be more contaminated with volatile gases such as formaldehyde, benzene as well as toxic...
Cancer is the second biggest killer of children, largely because they are even more susceptible than adults to the growing number of poisons in our lives.
Children differ from adults in a number of ways and these can lead to increased susceptibility to toxins:
Eczema sufferers - with their telltale angry-looking, scaly skin - are a familiar sight these days although, just a few decades ago, they would have been a small minority. Now, in most countries, about one in five children and one in 12 adults are...