We are a dynamic, collaborative network among diverse teams of experts and stakeholders from the environmental and social justice, health, science, policy, legal, labor, business and communications sectors who have come together to accelerate progress towards a society that values healthy communities above profit.
We believe the water we drink, the air we breathe, the food we eat, the products we use, and the places where we live, learn, work, and play should not make us sick.
Yet, scientists are increasingly learning how chemicals in our everyday lives contribute to the development of cancer. While we continue to work on finding a cure, we can act now to prevent some cancers as well as other diseases.
By replacing the most harmful cancer-causing chemicals with safer alternatives, we can create a healthier future for ourselves, our loved ones, and for future generations.
That’s where the Cancer Free Economy comes in. We are a dynamic collaborative network seeking solutions that are broader and deeper than what we as individuals or organizations can accomplish on our own. Our strategies are derived from an in-depth analysis of the “system” that has created an economy that depends on hazardous chemicals. This process led us to a common goal:
Together, we can move beyond small, incremental changes to transform the underlying problems, and bring about a just transition to a cancer-free economy that works for all people and the planet. Find out more…
It is now estimated that one in three people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, and the trends are troubling. Rates of many cancers, including childhood cancers, are on the rise. A growing body of research points to chemicals in our environment as important–and preventable–risk factors. Learn more about the science, and what you can do to help create a healthier future…
Our members are comprised of experts and stakeholders from the environmental justice, social justice, health, science, policy, legal, labor, business and communications sectors who are all working to “shift the system” that keeps us stuck and sick, and accelerate progress towards a society that values healthy communities above profit.
The Cancer Free Economy Network has developed resources to support individuals, communities, workers, researchers, organizations, companies, and others to help drive a dramatic and equitable transition from cancer-causing substances to safer materials and products for us all.
With 50+ organizational and individual members, there is always a plethora of wonderful news to share. These are some of the latest highlights from our members (last updated 5/27/2020)
The Clearya browser plug-in spots toxics in product ingredient lists, while shopping for personal care and beauty products at shops like Sephora and Amazon. Clearya just launched a new mobile app version, intended to help people avoid unsafe ingredients when they do their shopping on their iPhone or Android phone. The app is available for download on the Apple App Store and on Google Play.
Silent Spring Institute
Silent Spring scientists submitted comments on EPA’s proposed “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” rule, arguing that it could jeopardize confidential information about study participants and lead to the exclusion of the best-available science when setting limits on toxic chemicals in our air and water. In citing several empirical analyses conducted by Silent Spring, the researchers contend the rule provides inadequate protections for study participants, which could make it harder to recruit participants in future research. A summary and the full comments are posted on Silent Spring’s website.