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Weekly Cancer Prevention Tips

 

lawn4_0406Patchwork of provincial “cosmetic” pesticide laws leaves a third of Canadians unprotected

A report released today highlights a patchwork of ‘cosmetic’ pesticides laws across Canada. Roughly a third of Canadians are well protected, and a third not protected at all from this non-essential use of pesticides. The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) gives the provinces of Ontario and Nova Scotia top marks for limiting pesticides to least-toxic products for urban landscapes; Quebec’s Pesticide Code protects children both indoors and outdoors, but only addresses lawns and not gardens; and west of Manitoba no province requires least-toxic options for landscaping.

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Halifax AwardThe Halifax Project recipients of 2015 Group Cancer Prevention Award

The Halifax Project (subtitled “Rethinking Cancer”) is the recipient of the Group Cancer Prevention Award – 2015. Leaders Michael Gilbertson and Leroy Lowe are convinced that better understanding the features or “Hallmarks” of the development of cancer, is key to both prevention, and better treatments. This approach has underlain Prevent Cancer Now from its inception.

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The world’s most used weed-killer is probably carcinogenic

Does glyphosate cause cancer? Canadians are among 94 scientists parsing the experimental details and concluding, “probably yes,” in the ongoing dispute between the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer “probable carcinogen” designation, and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) “probably not” finding. The independent scientists conclude that the ECHA under-rated and misinterpreted human studies, and over-rated secret animal studies…

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100+ groups want Great Lakes protected from radiactive materials

More than 100 organizations from around the Great Lakes are calling on the Canadian and American governments to list radionuclides as a “chemical of mutual concern” under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The groups’ call is supported by a new report outlining the shortcomings of current efforts to track radionuclides and explaining what needs to be done to properly monitor these dangerous substances in our Great Lakes.

The Great Lakes basin is a hotbed for nuclear-related activity, with more than 30 nuclear generating stations, fuel processing facilities, waste disposal and uranium mine tailing sites scattered around the four lower lakes.

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Planning for a nuclear accident

On the 5th Anniversary of Japan’s largest earthquake, and greatest nuclear disaster, lands are still uninhabitable and contamination continues to be released.

Fukushima didn’t learn from Chernobyl. Will we learn from Fukushima?

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Global concerns over Wi-Fi schools

In America, nationa-wide parents are advocating for schools free of wi-fi due to serious health concerns. Watch this news segment featuring Dr. Devra Davis and learn why… WATCH VIDEO HERE

UPDATE: ABC Australia investigates wi-fi health concerns (Feb. 25, 2016)


Cancer a roll of the dice? World Health Organization says no.

Media Release: Is cancer preventable or inevitable? (January 12, 2016)
  BBC News: Cancer is not just ‘bad luck’, study suggests (December 17, 2015)
    CBC Radio: Study blaming cancer on bad luck questioned (January 4, 2016)

Sure cancer is rotten luck, but it is not unpreventable!

Read our Media Release (January 12, 2015)
See also media release from WHO-IARC and media coverage in Huffington Post.