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About Us

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:

Within our generation, we will lift the burden of cancer and other diseases by driving a dramatic and equitable transition from toxic substances in our lives, our communities, and our economy to safe and healthy alternatives for all.

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…

The Science

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

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. 


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