Cancer Rates/ Prescribed Burns

Guests: Phyllis Wingo Director of Surveillance Research Department of Epidemiology and Surveillance Research American Cancer Society Atlanta, Georgia Ron Myers Director, Fire Management The Nature Conservancy Tall Timbers Research Station Tallahassee, Florida W. Wallace Covington Professor, Forestry Director, Ecological Restoration Institute Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, Arizona As an intentionally set fire continues to burn in New Mexico, we'll take a look at the science of prescribed burns. What does fire do to—and for—an ecosystem, and how do scientists decide when the conditions are right for a fire? Plus, we'll take a look at a new report that says cancer rates are declining in the United States.

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