The Alliance for Cancer Prevention is campaigning to reduce preventable cancer incidence by calling for recognition of environmental and occupational risk factors. The Alliance aims to challenge the existing perception of control and treatment of cancer being the best way forward and get equal recognition for primary prevention. We work to ensure that the cancer establishment acknowledges the environmental and occupational risk factors for preventable cancers.
Formed in 2009, the Alliance is a multi-stakeholder group which includes representatives from; NGOs, environmental and occupational health organisations, trade unions, public health advocates and civil society groups, to work together on cancer prevention.
Alliance members campaign on issues independently and join together to work collectively and strategically to identify the interconnection between the environmental, occupational, and social factors and the combined exposures.
The EDC Free Europe Campaign
The Alliance is a founder member of the EDC Free Europe Campaign which is a coalition of public interest groups representing more than 65 organisations across Europe who share a concern about hormone disrupting chemicals and their impact on our health.
The campaign is also supported by over 11K individuals across 78 countries, communicating through seven major European languages.
Hormone disrupting chemicals, often known as endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs), are chemicals that can interfere with natural hormones, the chemical messengers of our bodies. They are linked to cancer causation and workers who are exposed repeatedly in the workplace are at increased risk.
Our aim is to raise awareness and urge faster governmental action on these chemicals that are toxic to our health. This will drive innovation for safer chemicals and products, which will in turn create a healthier future for all.
We are grateful to the Ratcliff Foundation for the funding the development of the Alliance Site.