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Impacts of Wireless Technology on Health

(media conference, Queen’s Park, May 30, 2019)

There is a range of evidence that adverse health effects can result from exposure to interconnected wireless devices and infrastructure that emits nonionizing microwave or radiofrequency radiation (MW/RFR). Adverse effects can include: cancer, impairment of reproduction and child development, amplification of toxicities of other agents, and contribution to chronic disease. Additionally, at exposure levels of MW/RFR commonly tolerated by the general population, some patients experience acute and chronic symptoms including fatigue, tinnitus, headaches, as well as neurological and cardiac dysfunction. A Symposium of experts was convened at Women’s College Hospital, May 31, 2019.


Glyphosate Concerns Persist

Following Health Canada’s refusal to conduct independent review of glyphosate (in Roundup), Canadians objecting to the registration are even more concerned. Prevent Cancer Now first outlined concerns when the International Agency for Research on Cancer determined that glyposate probably causes cancer, in 2015. We commented on re-evaluation, then in 2017 joined a coalition that objected to re-registration of glyphosate, and called for an independent review panel with the original coalition as well as others.


In Remembrance of Sandra Ann Madray sandra

It is with sorrow and a sense of profound loss that we share that Sandra Ann Madray passed away peacefully at home in Winnipeg, with her family at her side, on Friday August 17th. As a Prevent Cancer Now Board member, Sandra was a leader in substantive submissions on specific substances, as well as legislative change. Most recently, Sandra worked for a modern Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (1999), that would recognize that substances that affect signalling in cells or hormonal actions, are inherently toxic, and require least-toxic, safest options. Read More


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.