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Monday May 28th, you can hear two of our great environmental health scientist

Bruce Lanphear Unleashing the Power of Prevention: Using Video to Re-Imagine our Approach to Disease and David Buckeridge Developing and Evaluating Innovative Surveillance Technologies to Address Public Health Needs – The PopHR Project
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THE CALL OF THE CANARIES. From preconception to your golden years: why does your environment matter?

May 12, 2018 onwards, a bilingual, pre-recorded online conference available for viewing

Presenters are: Dr John Molot, Dr Lynn Marshall, Dr Ken Flegel, Meg Sears PhD, Paola DeCicco ND and Michel Gaudet.

To learn more about the conference and to register:

To learn about why the message of the human canary is important for everyone:

Canada Powerfully Leads with the First National Asbestos Strategy Meeting Asbestos Victims Unite at Canada’s First National Asbestos Strategy Meeting

Please sign and share the Petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Urging Them to Ban Asbestos in the US Now, Without Loopholes or Exemptions! Link here

Prevention Paradox: Why We are Failing to Prevent Disease

Little Things Matter is back! Dr. Bruce Lanphear explains the prevention paradox – that only a small fraction of diseases occur among those considered most at risk, such as overweight and obese individuals. What if toxicants underlie both fatness and cancer? – the prevention approach should be different.

Little Things Matter

National Non-Smoking Week is January 21-28!non-smoking-week

Check out this week’s tips, see our new submission to the federal Cannabis Consultation, check out PCN submissions on provincial cannabis consultations and leases, and stay tuned for more through the week!

Submission to Federal Cannabis Consultation

Submission Regarding Cannabis Legalization and Regulation in British Columbia

Submission Regarding Alberta’s Approach to the Legalization of Cannabis HERE

Submission Regarding: Standard Lease Template Consultation Ontario

Thank you to all our past and present board members for joining the PCN mission.
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Welcome Louise, Farah and Dorothy! We look forward to working with you.
Thank you Rick St. Denis for all your contributions, best of luck!

For more information please email: Info@PreventCancerNow.ca

Communities across province unite behind proposed Environmental Bill of Rights

Communities across the province are uniting to demand that Nova Scotia enshrine their right to a healthy environment.

Nova Scotians are often left in the lurch when it comes to industrial pollution and other environmental degradation impacting their communities. Without a legal right to a healthy environment, community members find their concerns falling on deaf ears.


The Secret Inside Your Phone – CBC Marketplace – Sun March 26, 10:30am

Wendy Mesley visits Berkley California, where the cell phone industry is fighting to keep instructions on how to use your phone out of sight. Tests show that today’s phones exceed emission standards, when held against the body … or ear. Follow Wendy across North America, asking why phones should be kept away from to body, and what is the latest on cell phones and cancer.


cugolfgreenDocumentary: Dad and the Dandelions

Environmental filmmaker Andrew Nisker loves the outdoors and loves golf. After the death of his father, from the blood cancer Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Andrew starts hunting for answers to his many questions about why this particular cancer, and where it came from. His search, to his surprise, takes him into the manicured world of the sport his family loves.
Featuring Prevent Cancer Now Board members, hematologist Dr. Richard van der Jagt, and Meg Sears PhD.


Ada and RonLove – Lockridge Style

Prevent Cancer Now recognized Ada Lockridge for decades of cancer prevention work, for constantly seeking answers for important questions affecting her community, inciting change in Sarnia’s industrial heart, and especially her keen intellect, energy and spirit of love for humanity and the environment underlying her actions.


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

A report 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.


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.


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…


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.


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.