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Staying informed about environmental risks

The Canadian Cancer Society believes you have the right to know if you’re being exposed to cancer-causing substances in the workplace, your home and in your community. We’re also committed to learning more about these risks through research.

Community right to know
The Canadian Cancer Society supports your right to know what you are being exposed to so you can make an informed decision about your health. We also believe you should be informed of the risks that exposure to potentially harmful substances may cause.

Occupational exposure
Exposure to harmful substances in the workplace may increase a person’s risk of developing cancer. Some of this risk is preventable. Find out what you can do to protect yourself.

Human biomonitoring studies
Researchers use human biomonitoring studies to learn about the long-term effects of exposure to chemicals in our environment.

Product labelling
To make an informed choice – and protect yourself from ingredients that might cause cancer in everyday products – you need to know what’s in the product.

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Stories

Parker Murchison My favourite thing about Camp Goodtime is being able to hang out with other kids who have survived cancer. They know what is going on in your life and can help you get through it.

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Volunteers provide comfort and kindness

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Thousands of Canadian Cancer Society volunteers work in regional cancer centres, lodges and community hospitals to support people receiving treatment.

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