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Dr. Samuel S. Epstein Named to Exclusive Membership Organization

Dr. Samuel S. Epstein is an award winning expert in cancer prevention and research

Membership provides individuals with a valuable third party endorsement of their accomplishments and gives them the tools needed to brand themselves and their businesses effectively.
    Chicago, IL, June 28, 2009 /Cambridge Who's Who/ -- Dr. Samuel S. Epstein, Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition, has been recognized by Cambridge Who's Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in all aspects of his work.

Dr. Samuel S. Epstein is an internationally recognized expert on avoidable causes of cancer, particularly unknowing exposures to industrial carcinogens in air, water, the workplace, and consumer and household products. He has published approximately 260 peer reviewed articles and authored or co-authored 11 books including: the prize-winning 1978 The Politics of Cancer; the 1995 Safe Shopper's Bible; the 1998 Breast Cancer Prevention Program; the 1998 The Politics of Cancer, Revisited; the 2001 GOT (Genetically Engineered) MILK! The Monsanto rBGH/BST Milk Wars Handbook; the 2001 Unreasonable Risk. How to Avoid Cancer from Cosmetics and Personal Care Products: The Neways Story; the 2005 Cancer-Gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War; the 2006 What's In Your Milk?; and the 2009 Toxic Beauty with Randall Fitzgerald.

Dr. Epstein has been a consultant to the U.S. Senate Committee on Public Works and a key expert on the banning of hazardous products and pesticides including DDT, Aldrin and Chlordane. He is the leading international expert on cancer risks of petrochemicals and of consumer products including rBGH milk and meat from cattle implanted with sex hormones in feedlots. He has drafted Congressional legislation and given Congressional testimony. He is a former member of the EPA's Health Effects Advisory Committee and the Department of Labor's Advisory Committee on the Regulation of Occupational Carcinogens. His past professional societal involvement includes founder of the Environmental Mutagen Society; President of the Society for Occupational and Environmental Health; President of the Rachel Carson Council; and advisor to environmental, citizen activist and organized labor groups.

Awards with which he has been honored include:
Society of Toxicology Achievement Award (1969)
National Wildlife Federation Conservancy Award (1977)
Nations Top Expert in Toxic Tort Litigation (1978-1999)
Environmental Justice Award (1989)
Right Livelihood Award ("Alternative Nobel Prize") for international contributions to cancer prevention (1998)
Pioneers Award (1999)
Project Censored Award ("Alternative Pulitzer Prize") for investigative journalism for an article critiquing the American Cancer Society (2000)
Albert Schweitzer Golden Grand Medal for Humanitarianism from the Polish Academy of Medicine (2005)
Dragonfly Award from Beyond Pesticides (2007)

Dr. Epstein has been featured on NPR, Sixty Minutes, Face the Nation, Meet the Press, McNeil/Lehrer, Donohue, Good Morning America, and the Today Show as well as Canadian, European, Australian and Japanese television. He has written numerous editorials and letters to leading national newspapers. Dr. Epstein received his medical degree in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene with a concentration in Pathology in England. He attributes his success to his ability to combine and use his knowledge in science and public policy.


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