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Is thyroid cancer caused by environmental issues?

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Some people think the increase in thyroid cancer is due to the thinning ozone layer. In this video, Eric Genden, MD, chairman of the department of otolaryngology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, explains why that theory may not be valid.

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