Already linked to elevated cancer risks, researchers have now connected PFAS exposure with high blood pressure in middle-aged women. It’s yet another risk factor associated with PFAS, a family of “forever chemicals” that keep popping up everywhere we look. To date, PFAS have been found in many elements of what might be mistaken as the
Representative Debbie Dingell January 14, 2019 Press Release WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Fred Upton (MI-6), and Dan Kildee (MI-5) introduced bipartisan legislation that designates all PFAS chemicals as hazardous substances and allows the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to clean up contaminated sites in Michigan and across the country. The EPA currently does
Photo by Srikanta H. U "President Trump this week named a former Dow Chemical Company executive who worked in the company's pesticide division to be chief scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the third major hire of a Dow alumnus in his administration. Trump on Monday announced his intention
Residents of a condominium complex in Petoskey, Michigan recently learned that their home was built on a Superfund site. They also learned that the air in their residences was poisoned with a cancer-causing chemical at 35 times the allowable limit.
Recently I reported that I’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. The result I suppose of a perfect storm of some processed foods, less activity than needed and an enormous amount of work-related stress.
Earlier this week I was told I was diabetic. When sharing it with people, some felt maybe this was not the type of news the founder of Less Cancer should broadcast. I am sure that it is exactly the kind of thing to share. Since founding the organization in 2004, I have always been open
When I started the work for Less Cancer, it was not to make money but rather to work towards healthy futures, for my children and all of the next generation. I was driven to serve my fellow man, to end the devastation and suffering that comes with cancer. The work was all about what could
Dr. Nancy Reye and her sons Dan & Tom Cancer-we see the face of cure all around us. Commercials on TV show people battling cancer and going to the leading cancer centers. We see young children and the plea for money to help support treatment programs. These are all noble causes that pull
As a society, we have gotten used to hearing about people with cancer. Environmental investigations take decades to conduct putting communities at risk of environmental exposure. We must fix the broken system and look at ways to prevent and limit environmental exposures and chronic illnesses like cancer. According to the CDC, New Hampshire has
Dear Secretary DeVos, My name is Bill Couzens; I am a proud Michigander and the founder of Less Cancer, a small, underfunded non-profit working to end the over 50 percent of preventable cancers. Our work in cancer prevention is different from the better funded industry of cancer treatment. We feel like the unacknowledged sibling, less