Posted by: Chloe Schwabe | May 26, 2010

President’s Cancer Panel finds links to chemicals

A few weeks ago, just in time for Mother’s Day, the Presidential Cancer Panel came out with their annual report. They focused on what most environmental health scientists and advocates have been saying for years (since the time of Rachel Carson)- there are links between many cancers and chemicals in our environment. These chemicals include pesticides, some flame retardants, asbestos, BPA in water bottles, and even chemicals found in our personal care products.

The NCC applauded the findings of this excellent report. Read our statement here.

The President’s Cancer Panel, established in 1971 by President Richard Nixon, is normally comprised of three distinguished experts who review America’s cancer program and report directly to the President. Currently there are two members: Dr. LaSalle D. Leffall Jr. of Howard University and Dr. Margaret L. Kripke, a professor emerita from the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Both were appointed by President George W. Bush.

To learn more about toxic chemicals and our environmental health initiative visit the Environmental Health Initiative or download our education, worship, and action resource Mindful Living: Human Health, Pollution, and Toxics.

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