[Sust-mar] CancerSmart Consumer Guide
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Tue Mar 14 23:33:50 EST 2006
Lara Bradley writes a column for "The Sudbury Star" called "The
In today's column she comments on CBC reporter Wendy Mesley's recent TV
segment on cancer. Much of the available literature comments on personal
lifestyle choices, such as not smoking, eating vegetables, getting
exercise and imbibing modest amounts of alcohol.
What about environmental factors and the chemicals we use and are
exposed to in our daily lives?
According to Bradley,
- The average person uses 10 personal care products daily, which works
out to 126 unique chemicals being applied to their skin and going down
- Many leading perfumes, nail polishes and other cosmetic products sold
in Canada contain the endocrine-disrupting phthalates DBP and DEHP, both
of which have been banned for use in cosmetic products in European Union
Bradley recommends the online "CancerSmart Consumer Guide" published by
the Labour Environmental Alliance Society:
Read about it online at http://leas.ca/CancerSmart-Consumer-Guide.htm
or contact the Labour Environmental Alliance Society at 1203-207 West
Hastings St., Vancouver, B.C., V6B 1H7, or call 604-669-1921.
Lara Bradley welcomes suggestions at lbradley at thesudburystar.com.
Read her column at http://www.thesudburystar.com
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