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Did you know that cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States?

 

While it is true that fewer children are dying of cancer than in the past, the rate of children being diagnosed with cancer has actually increased by 33% since 1975.

Because of the important work of leading scientists and health professionals, we know that toxic chemicals in the environment and in the places where children live, learn and play are important risk factors for cancer, and that genetics alone cannot explain the rate of increase. It’s time to take action!

 

A team of over 40 stakeholders and leaders in the Health, Science, Business, Policy and Advocacy sectors are co-creating a new report: Childhood Cancer: Cross-Sector Strategies for Prevention.

 

The report release has been delayed, while many of the health professionals and community leaders involved in the project focus on responding to the COVID-19 crisis, and health reporters concentrate on providing critical updates on the pandemic. You can sign up here to receive updates on the report and the Childhood Cancer Prevention Initiative.

You can make a difference today:

  1.    Donate to support our work to reduce the number of children and families facing this devastating diagnosis. Donations will be made through the Cancer Free Economy Network’s fiscal host, Clean Production Action, a 501(c)3 organization.

  2.    Produce and purchase safer chemicals and products.
  3.    Invest in prevention research.
  4.    Advance public policy to incentivize safer chemicals and products.
  5.    Support and expand regulations to reduce known causes.
  6.    Share the Childhood Cancer Prevention Video (release date TBA) with your friends and family.
  7.    Use #PreventChildhoodCancer in your social media posts to call attention to these critical efforts, and follow our progress.

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