Monday, May 2, 2011

Cancer kills one American every minute

I usually try to keep my political tirades to a minimum on here... So I hope this doesn't come off as one. I've been a member of Greenpeace for a while now, and this is a new campaign they're launching that i'm quite passionate about...

One American will die from cancer every minute this year.

We all know someone impacted by cancer and despite the devastation it causes to our friends and families, it’s perfectly legal for companies to add known cancer-causing chemicals to products we use every day in our homes, schools and workplaces. That can change.

President Obama has the ability to reverse decades of failed policies and set the course for a national cancer prevention strategy that includes eliminating the use of cancer-causing chemicals in everyday products. But he’s not going to do it if people everywhere don’t speak out.

That’s why Greenpeace is joining up with around 200 coalition groups to deliver a petition to the President in early May on the one-year anniversary of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) President’s Cancer Panel report.

Sign the petition right now urging President Obama to make cancer prevention a priority by acting to protect us from cancer-causing chemicals and we’ll include your name in the delivery.

Last year, the NCI report urged the President “to remove the carcinogens and other toxins from our food, water, and air that needlessly increase health care costs, cripple our nation’s productivity, and devastate American lives." Toxic chemicals are everywhere—in products like clothing, furniture, cleaning products, plastics, and shower curtains used by children, women, and men across the nation on a daily basis.

The NCI report’s final recommendation was for the President to “most strongly use the power” of his office to eliminate human exposure to cancer-causing chemical. We couldn’t agree more. Show him that you agree as well by signing the petition.

Cancer is a horrible disease but it can be prevented. It's high time we made cancer prevention one of our highest national priorities.


  1. Yes, I agree with this post. Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of the abnormal cells in the body and its really dangerous. The cancerous cells are also called malignant cells. According to new study, the experts found the cancer causing products such as nail paint, baby powder and other products. Toxin have been found in those home product which is dangerous for human body.

  2. This is such an important cause. I have a relative currently fighting cancer and my grandfather is still in treatment for it as well. There are so many things we use everyday that can cause this sickness and we need to get rid of them.