While the rate of cancer deaths in America has been declining for the last 20 years, the number of new cancer patients has been steadily increasing. Last year, 1,529,560 Americans were diagnosed with cancer, up 11.4% in just 5 years. Most disturbingly, certain cancers like childhood leukemia and brain tumors are on the rise.
And, in its strongly worded 240-page report last year, the President’s Cancer Panel says that environmental toxins could be a major culprit.
Yet nearly a year after the report’s release, the Obama administration still isn’t making toxic chemicals reform a priority. The White House is even slow-walking a proposed EPA rule that would publicly identify chemicals of high concern for public health.
We need the Obama administration to get serious about toxic chemicals reform.
Please Take Action: Email President Obama to let him know that we need toxic chemicals reform to protect Americans from cancer-causing chemicals and put us on the road toward a safer chemical future.