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Canada’s scientific and public advocacy voice on cancer prevention

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Petition to the Government of Canada
on Asbestos in Canadian Drinking Water

(More information here.)

Canada's many old asbestos cement water supply pipes can contaminate drinking water.

Sign the Parliamentary petition urging the Federal Government to take immediate steps to assess and act on the health risks. (Be sure to click the confirmation email from Parliament. If you get no email, try again.)

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Healthy Choices

Avoid harmful exposures at home, school, work and play.

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Taking Action

Speak up for healthier products, services and environments.

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Guided by Science

Make least-toxic the norm. Counter vested interests that thwart health.

Action Agenda

Take action NOW! Canada’s many old asbestos cement water supply pipes can contaminate drinking water. Sign this Parliamentary petition by June 2, urging the Federal Government to take immediate steps to assess and act on the health risks.

Major farming groups and experts agree that substantial pesticide reduction and adoption of organic practices are essential for Sustainable Agriculture and food security.

Mar. 23, 2023 / A major peer-reviewed publication reports that many aspects of child development can be affected by radiofrequency “wireless” radiation, and screen time.

Leading international scientists find impacts on bonding, speech acquisition, behaviour, socialization, learning and addictions. Cancer risks are also increased.

Recommendations include use of wired technologies, that wireless radiation exposures be “ALARA” (as low as reasonably achievable), that physicians query use of tech in well-child visits, and research to prevent and investigate electrohypersensitivity.

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W5: Asbestos in Our Drinking Water?
On March 25, CTV W5 investigated aging asbestos pipes across Canada — and the potential health hazards if this known and potent carcinogen ends up in your tap water.
Recent Posts /

The Environmental Injustice of Beauty

The ENRICH Project and partners,including Prevent Cancer Now, hosted a three-part webinar series about the adverse health impacts of toxic personal care products and beauty products. The webinars followed “The Environmental Injustice of Beauty” campaign, to raise awareness about the negative health effects of toxic products, as well as the role of Eurocentric beauty standards influencing product use.

Urge your MP to support sustainable agriculture

Concerns raised during the Federal Sustainable Agriculture Strategy consultation (including Prevent Cancer Now’s submission) were ignored the following day, in an April 1 announcement of a Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership. This was no April 1 joke. Agriculture Canada had asked for foundational input into the future of growing food, and the day after presented a fait accompli without including the requested input. The Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership is a $3.5-billion, 5-year agreement starting April 1, 2023, between the federal, provincial and territorial…

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