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17 12, 2023

Inhance Is (Still) Putting PFAS in Packaging

By |2023-12-17T05:19:23-05:00December 17th, 2023|Less Cancer|

While painfully slow, federal agencies like the EPA have made progress in reducing the number of products made with PFAS. These “forever chemicals” are finally front and center for both regulators and legislators, especially as additives in household products. The next phase in the fight against PFAS? It’s packaging. We’ve highlighted the use of PFAS

14 12, 2023

Ensuring Regulation Safeguards Risk from Cosmetics

By |2023-12-14T11:13:32-05:00December 14th, 2023|PFAS|

Less Cancer recently called on the FDA to prioritize a program to require the chemicals in cosmetics to be registered. This call to action is in response to the ever-increasing rates young women are using cosmetics,  at younger ages,  as a result of social media messaging that encourages women to strive for an idealized appearance. Less Cancer

18 11, 2023

Proposition 65: California’s “May Cause Cancer” Warning

By |2023-11-18T14:01:07-05:00November 18th, 2023|Cancer, Prop 65|

The nearly ubiquitous consumer warning tag is found on items around the world. California’s regulators passed Prop 65 to inform consumers about products that contain potentially harmful chemicals. From clothing to asparagus, the California cancer warning has served to protect families and increase awareness of carcinogenic materials in consumer goods.  What is Proposition 65? Prop

7 11, 2023

Pesticides in Produce: What’s the Risk?

By |2023-11-07T07:30:24-05:00November 7th, 2023|Less Cancer|

There’s substantial evidence that diets rich in fruits and vegetables positively impact health and wellness. As part of a healthy diet, fruits and vegetables can lower the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and cardiovascular disease. Many produce products have trace amounts of pesticides, putting families in a tough position.  Pesticides in Fruits and Vegetables As

22 10, 2023

Less Cancer to Be Featured on Rural Health Leadership Radio

By |2023-10-25T06:42:42-04:00October 22nd, 2023|Cancer Prevention, Less Cancer|

Less Cancer Founder Bill Couzens will be featured on an upcoming Rural Health Leadership Radio episode on October 31, 2023. It's a chance for Less Cancer to contribute to the important conversations surrounding rural health access in the US at a crucial time. Couzens will speak to the challenges facing rural communities seeking cancer

10 10, 2023

Mental Health Awareness for Family And Friends of Cancer Survivors

By |2023-10-10T06:51:39-04:00October 10th, 2023|Less Cancer|

Guest post from Jason Klimkowski of  MentalHealthProviders.org. This article is for friends or family of someone dealing with cancer. While this guidance may seem obvious to some, it has proven to be very helpful to those dealing with it for the first time. You're going to feel like you wish you possessed a magic wand

8 10, 2023

Is Intratumoral Therapy the Future of Cancer Treatment?

By |2023-10-08T06:02:50-04:00October 8th, 2023|Less Cancer|

Intratumoral immunotherapy has put the immune system center stage in the fight against metastasized cancer. While its use has primarily been limited to melanoma, intratumoral therapy has also had some success in slowing the spread of other types of cancer. This innovative procedure has tremendous upside, though more research and robust clinical trials are still

30 09, 2023

Do Volatile Organic Compounds Cause Cancer?

By |2023-09-30T14:08:40-04:00September 30th, 2023|Less Cancer|

Volatile organic compounds encompass a wide range of household and industrial compounds we’re exposed to nearly every day. When VOC levels rise, you may suffer respiratory irritation and other symptoms. But what about prolonged exposure or especially elevated levels of VOCs? Can they cause cancer? What Are VOCs? Volatile organic compounds are gases released

23 09, 2023

New Research Links PFAS to Higher Cancer Rates

By |2023-09-23T12:39:37-04:00September 23rd, 2023|Less Cancer|

New data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention finds that PFAS increases the risk of certain cancers, primarily linked to hormone-related cancers. Despite decades of information that suggests an increased risk of cancer and other diseases, many forms of PFAS continue to be used in thousands of consumer products. PFAS and Phenols Another

16 09, 2023

How AI Will Improve Cancer Screenings – One Day

By |2023-09-16T15:11:07-04:00September 16th, 2023|Less Cancer|

Cancer screenings and testing are really determined by data. Reams of data. Unbelievably large mountains of data. And few technologies can sort through such substantial quantities of data like artificial intelligence. Microsoft is partnering with a pathology company, Paige, to create a massive image-based AI model focused on identifying different types of cancer. The model

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