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April 20, 2016


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

European Parliamentarians have just resolved that glyphosate weedkiller should be severely restricted, while Health Canada is still mulling over its reassessment. Meanwhile, 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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BRAIN TUMORS ARE NOW THE LEADING TEEN CANCER
Are worst fears about mobile phones being realized?

Brain tumours are now the leading cancer in American adolescents, and incidence is rising in young adults according to the largest, most comprehensive analysis of these age groups to date. Canada is undoubtedly similar. “The astounding increases reported in this study, especially in young people, mirror what I am seeing in my clinic,” responded Dr. Jacob Easaw, from the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary. “Canada is in the process of establishing a comparable brain tumour registry, so these analyses will not be available here for 15 or 20 years. I am increasingly convinced that mobile phones are a major cause, and urgent action is needed.”

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OPPOSITION TO NUCLEAR WASTE
Update on the Nuclear Waste Deep Geological Repository Proposal (dump)

Prevent Cancer Now and 80 organizations signed a joint letter opposing OPG’s proposed Deep Geologic Repository. The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, has issued a request to Ontario Power Generation. Read the public notice and learn more!

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GREAT LAKES, GREAT GRIEF
100+ groups want them protected from radiactive materials

Prevent Cancer Now and 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. Our call is also 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.

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FUKUSHIMA UPDATE
5 years later, the situation is dire

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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WI-FI SCHOOLS
Parents around the world are speaking out

In America and Australia, parents are calling for schools free of Wi-Fi due to serious health concerns. Watch these news segments featuring Dr. Devra Davis and learn why.


NEW CANCER PREVENTION SUBMISSIONS
Because Prevention IS the Cure!

See recent cancer prevention submissions to Environment Canada and Health Canada on the topics of regulating (and eliminating) toxic plastic microbeads and ditching dangerous temporary pesticide approvals (and more).

 

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FREE WEBINARS
Getting off the Toxic Treadmill

With tens of thousands of chemicals in commerce, we’ve become mired in a procession of toxic chemicals causing cancer and other chronic diseases, and harming the young. Green Science Policy presents a series of free webinars on strategies and policies needed to end this toxic treadmill.

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CANCER PREVENTION TIPS
PCN’s weekly cancer prevention tips!

NOTE: We update this section of our website every weekend! (so be sure to check back again soon) – The PCN Team

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‘CANCER MOONSHOT’ MISSES MARK
70 public health deans warn cancer ‘moonshot’ overlooks prevention

Dozens of leading public health experts are voicing concerns about Vice President Biden’s “moonshot” bid to speed up the fight against cancer, which they say needs to focus more on prevention. “While curative treatments often appear more exciting to the public, investments in public health and prevention research hold even more promise for both short- and long-term reductions in cancer incidence and mortality rates,” about 70 public health deans wrote in a letter on March 21, 2016 (linked below). The letter comes from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, which includes the heads of the New York Medical College and Yale School of Public Health. They warned that Biden’s initiative “may be undervaluing” the role of prevention for reducing the prevalence of cancer nationwide.

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