The Harper government recently announced it would be ending its deadly practice of defending asbestos on the world stage, a reversal of a stand that made it a pariah in international circles! READ MORE/TAKE ACTION
The Toxic Assault on Our Children
Bill Moyers & Company Interview with Sandra Steingraber (April 19, 2013)
Biologist, mother and activist Sandra Steingraber discusses her fight against fracking and toxins contaminating our air, water and food.
Cell Phones: Just Like Cigarettes?
Thank You Everyone!
Prevent Cancer Now hosted its first Toronto fundraiser February 12th at Estiatorio Volos. We would like to thank everyone who helped make it a success – all who attended, our wonderful venue Volos, and all of our supporting Sponsors!
AN OUNCE: PCN’s e-Newsletter
Be sure to read the WINTER 2013 ISSUE of An Ounce, PCN’s paper-free newsletter! It’s Hot off the Press! This issue is full of important articles on topics including pesticides, breast cancer in the workplace, deep-fried dangers and healthy eating, incineration, asbestos, our regular yummy recipe and much more! Here’s what people are saying about An Ounce:
“Excellent e-Newsletter. One of the best I’ve seen yet!” – John Bennett, Executive Director of Sierra Club Canada
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Heating your home with wood? What you need to know!
There’s a great resource on indoor wood burning from the Canadian Lung Association. A big thanks to the Canadian Clean Air Alliance for drawing our attention to it! Approximately three million Canadian households use wood to heat their homes. Burning wood can release pollutants into the air we breathe, especially when poor burning techniques and wood burning appliances are used.
Research indicates that a reduction in disease resistance is associated with wood smoke exposure. Wood smoke exposure can disrupt the cellular membranes, depress immune system activity, damage the layer of cells that protect and cleanse the airways, and disrupt enzyme levels. The health effects of wood smoke exposure include increased respiratory symptoms, increased hospital admissions for lower respiratory infections, exacerbation of asthma, and decreased breathing ability. Young children, the elderly, and people with pre-existing cardiopulmonary disease are most likely to be affected …
A challenge to cosmetics giants to follow J&J’s example!
Johnson & Johnson, makers of Aveeno, Neutrogena, ROC, Clean & Clear, Purpose and Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, recently agreed to phase-out chemicals that can cause cancer and harm human health from its baby AND adult products (in 57 countries around the world!).
Please take a moment and help the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics convince other global cosmetics giants to step up to the plate and match J&J’s committment! CLICK HERE…
YOU CAN PREVENT CANCER NOW
To protect yourself from getting cancer, or a recurrence, choose foods, house and garden products, play spaces, toys, medicines and medical tests that will minimize your exposure to toxins. Here are some tips!