Due to a suspicion that our increasingly toxic world may be affecting rates of cancer I contacted Cancer UK for some stats, which I am posting here for anyone interested. The figures do not allay my concerns. They suggest the increases (eg 20% increase in 0-24 year olds 1992-2014) may be due to better detection but offer no evidence. The real issue here, in my opinion, is that in these days where corporate interests trump all and reduced government spending there is absolutely no incentive/finance to discover whether products/additives are carcinogenic or not. If the precautionary principle was law it would force business to pay for the research.