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Click here to read the Presidents Cancer Panel Study 2010 ,which examines the impact of environmental factors on cancer and is subtitled “Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk, what we can do now.” 

We need a regulatory approach to children’s health eliminating potential hazards without accepting a level of harm. Chemical companies must prove that their products will have no adverse effect on children’s health before the chemical is approved for use by EPA.

President’s Cancer Panel (PCP)  REDUCING ENVIRONMENTAL CANCER RISK   What We Can Do Now THIS IS  PEER REVIEWED PUBLISHED SCIENCE WHICH LINKS  CHEMICAL EXPOSURE AND CHILDHOOD DISEASE AND IS ADDRESSED IN THE PUBLICATION OF THE PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES CANCER PANEL STUDY (PCP)

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San Francisco, CA –After an intensive public trial covering a range of human rights violations, jurors issued a scathing verdict to the six largest pesticide and biotechnology corporations, urging governments, especially the US, Switzerland and Germany, to take action to prevent further harms.

“The trial shed light on widespread and systematic human rights violations by the world’s six largest pesticide corporations,” said Kathryn Gilje, co-director of Pesticide Action Network North America, and who reported live from the trial. “The existing justice system has failed to provide adequate protections for our health, our food and farmers’ livelihoods. Pesticide corporations will continue to go to great lengths to avoid responsibility for their human rights violations until we create a strong system of accountability.” The verdict was handed down to the six largest pesticide corporations – Monsanto, Syngenta, Bayer, BASF, Dow and Dupont – collectively known as the “Big 6”, for their human rights violations, including internationally recognized rights to life, livelihood and health. The agrichemical industry is valued at over $42 billion and operates with impunity while over 355,000 people die from pesticide poisoning each year, and hundreds of thousands more are made ill. In addition, pesticide corporations have put livelihoods and jobs in jeopardy, including, farmers, beekeepers and lobstermen. (more…)

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The Canadian Cancer Society is very concerned about the cosmetic and non-essential use of potentially cancer-causing substances on green spaces. The current body of scientific evidence suggesting that some substances used in pesticides may increase the risk of developing cancer. This includes studies linking childhood leukemia and childhood brain cancer with the use of pesticides at home or by a parent at work. Cosmetic chemical pesticides are used to control weeds and other unwanted plants on lawns and gardens and can contain carcinogens. https://www.leg.bc.ca/pesticidescommittee/questionnaire.asp
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The Special Committee on Cosmetic Pesticides is interested in hearing your views in support or in opposition to a ban on the cosmetic use of pesticides. (more…)

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Why it is so important that we act by example and adopt the Precautionary Principle. We Need  Chemical Reform with focus on safety for children in the United States.
If the U.S. is to improve health nationally and globally, it must address environmental factors by preventing exposures to hazardous substances, such as persistent, toxic chemicals. That is why the Precautionary Principle is so crucial.  The U. S. chemicals management system is broken.
The vast majority of chemicals used in commercial products never have a federal review to evaluate potential toxicity (beyond acute toxicity) to infants, children, developing fetuses, or adults. EPA’s 1998 Chemical Hazard Data Availability Study revealed that although nearly 3,000 chemicals have High Production Volume status in the United States (defined by the EPA as imported or produced at one million pounds per year or more), complete basic toxicity profiles were available for only 7% of these. (more…)

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Click here to read the Presidents Cancer Panel Study 2010 ,which examines the impact of environmental factors on cancer and is subtitled “Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk, what we can do now.”

We need a regulatory approach to children’s health eliminating potential hazards without accepting a level of harm. Chemical companies must prove that their products will have no adverse effect on children’s health before the chemical is approved for use by EPA.

THE PEER REVIEWED PUBLISHED SCIENCE WHICH LINKS PESTICIDE EXPOSURE AND CHILDHOOD DISEASE. MUCH OF THIS IS ADDRESSED IN THE PUBLICATION OF THE 2010 PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES CANCER PANEL STUDY (PCP) REDUCING ENVIRONMENTAL CANCER RISK 2008–2009 Annual Report  President’s Cancer Panel (PCP) What We Can Do Now (more…)

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