Information on this webpage is drawn from our 2005 report: Breast cancer - an environmental disease: the case for primary prevention, available free as a pdf, see Downloads. For current statistics and data, see our homepage.Official disregard for evidence supporting primary prevention makes it clear that the only hope of seeing 'primary prevention' enacted into law and implemented as policy lies with citizens. From a strong basis of knowledge we can:
- demand an end to the production and use of toxic agents associated with breast cancer
- demand safe alternatives for those toxic substances proven to be essential e.g. food preservatives
- insist that government, industry and science demonstrate their joint responsibilities for delivering primary prevention.
- we need to apply our knowledge to the task
- we need to act now to reduce production, release and use of toxic substances
- we need to act now to reduce our dependence on toxic substances
- we need to prioritise primary prevention.
Public opinion, when it is truly aroused, can be unstoppable.
Give the people the facts, and let them decide.
As it is the nature of science that scientific certainty never exists, the proper use of science and scientific findings is precisely to enable us to act with precaution.
(Dr Mae-Wan Ho)
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