Chemical Hazards & Cancer Prevention
Chemicals constitute part of our daily lives. Unfortunately the use and production of synthetic chemicals is responsible for a growing number of human health problems, most notably cancer.
Cancer rates in Canada have risen more than 40 % over the past 30 years, while cancer has reached epidemic proportions in the rest of the industrialized world. All of us have a family member or friend who has lost their life to cancer, unfortunately it is becoming more common.
This is not because people are living longer or because it is being diagnosed better - cancer is killing more people because we are exposed to more substances that cause cancer.
Why are we losing the war against cancer? Quite simply because Canada has focused all of its resources on finding a cure.