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WINTER 2009

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Cancer Fact

More Canadians die from asbestos now than all other occupational causes combined, yet Canada remains one of the largest producers and exporters of asbestos in the world.


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Say No to Incineration in Canada

incinerationBy Linda Gasser, PCN Anti-Incineration Campaign Coordinator

A comprehensive cancer prevention strategy means reducing exposure to carcinogenic substances at every opportunity. Dioxins are known carcinogens and Health Canada states that the large scale burning of municipal and medical waste is the biggest source of dioxin generation in Canada.

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CCS Environment Report: It’s a start, but…

By Liz Armstrong, past Co-Chair of Prevent Cancer Now

All Canadians – with the exception of the chemical industry and some lawn care guys still addicted to spraying noxious weed-killers – are grateful to the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) for its stand in 2000 against ‘ornamental pesticides’.

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Prevent Cancer Now! Indoor Air Quality

A series focusing on steps you can take NOW to reduce your exposure to cancer-causing agents

By Diana Daghofer, PCN Co-Chair (with information from “Cancer – 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic” by Liz Armstrong, Guy Dauncey and Anne Wordsworth)

Winter means more time indoors. In fact, Canadians spend about 90% of their time inside – year-round. You may be surprised to learn what that means for the quality of the air you breathe.

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News at PCN

If you are reading this, you already know the latest news at Prevent Cancer Now – our new look! We’ve been working hard over the past few months to create a new website and newsletter that are easier to read and find your way around.

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Events and Resources

Cancer Prevention Series

To help create awareness of more healthful choices, two PCN Board Members are organizing a practical and informative cancer prevention series in Nova Scotia.

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In the News…

Some Invasive Breast Cancers May Go Away on Their Own

Cancer researchers have known for years that in rare cases some cancers went away on their own. These were mostly seen as oddities.

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