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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

Researcher Dr John Bell Dr John Bell revealed how cancer-killing viruses attack tumour blood vessels.

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Clinical trial discovery improves quality of life

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A clinical trial led by the Society’s NCIC Clinical Trials group found that men with prostate cancer who are treated with intermittent courses of hormone therapy live as long as those receiving continuous therapy.

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