Briefings and Reports

Arsenic and Old Wool: An Early Example of the Precautionary Principle in the Risk Management Cycle or a Sheep in a Toxic Wolf’s Clothing?
Author: Watterson, A.

Asbestos in Scotland.
Authors: Gorman, T. Johnston, R. McIvor, A. Watterson, A. Int J Occup Environ Health 2004;10:183–192

Breast Cancer: An Environmental Disease. The case for Primary Prevention
Authors: Ward, D et al. Published by the UK Working Group on the Primary Prevention of Breast Cancer for the No More Breast Cancer Campaign. 2005. Breast Cancer: An environmental disease. summary doc

Burying the Evidence
Prof. Watterson and O’Neill. June 2007
Hazards Publications

Burying the Evidence – How Great Britain is Prolonging the Occupational Cancer Epidemic
Authors: O’Neill,  Pickvance  & Watterson. Vol 13/No 4, Oct/Dec 2007.  Int J Occup Environ Health.

Children, Farmers and Pesticides users at risk? A Review of the Role Pesticides Play in Some Cancers
Authors: Lyons, G & Watterson, A.  Chemtrust.

Linking Breast Cancer and Our Environment
Helen Lynn for Women in Europe for a Common Future.

Job Killers: Allegations without Verification
Authors:  Dreier, P & Martin C. Published on line. June 2012

Occ Cancer Prev in Scotland – a missing health priority
Authors: Watterson A,  O’Neill, R & Gorman, T. Eur.J . Oncol.v, ol.1 3,n .3, pp. 161-169,2008

Occupational Health in the UK Gas Industry
Authors: Watterson A. Book Chapter.

Recommendations for the Primary Prevention of Cancer
Report of the Ontario Task Force on the Pirmary Prevention of Cancer. March 1995

Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk. What we can do now
US Presidents Cancer Panel Report  2008 – 2009

Report on the International Occupational and Environmental Cancer Prevention Conference
Stirling University, Scotland, April 2008.
Author: Watterson, A. Eur. J. Oncol., vol. 13, n. 2, pp. 00-00, 2008

Sex Ratio Changes as Sentinel Health Events of Endocrine Disruption
Authors: Van Larebeke, N.A. Sasco, A. Brophy, J. Keith, M. Gilbertson, M. Watterson, A. Int J Occup Environ Health 2008;14:138–143

State of the Evidence
The Connection between Breast Cancer and the Environment. Breast Cancer Fund.

Putting Primary Prevention on the National Breast Cancer Agenda.
Helen Lynn and Women’s Environmental Network. November 2000.

The Economic Costs of Health Service Treatments for Asbestos-Related Mesothelioma Deaths.
Authors: Watterson, A. Gorman, T. Malcolm, C. Robinson, M. & Beck, M. Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1076: 871–881 (2006). C 2006 New York Academy of Sciences.

Work and Wider Environmental Cancer Prevention: UK perspectives
Author: Watterson. The Scottish Cancer Prevention Newsletter. Vol 3. Issue 1.

Worker-Driven and Community-Based Investigation of the Health of One Group of Workers Exposed to Vinyl Chloride Monomer (VCM)
Authors: Carlin, J. Knight, J. Pickvance, S. Watterson, A. Journal of Risk and Governance. Vol 1, Issue 2. 2009.

Declarations and statements linked to cancer and the environment

The Asturias Declaration: A Call to Action (World Health Organisation)

The Prague Declaration

The Paris Appeal
The Paris Appeal – ARTAC

MEP’s Against Cancer – European Parliament votes for strategic approach to cancer control and creation of EU cancer task force
Resolution on Combating Cancer in the EU

Worldwide initiatives on cancer prevention and resources

Occupational Cancer/Zero Cancer – A union guide to prevention
International Metalworkers Federation 2007

Work Cancer Prevention kit
Hazards 2007

Useful books

Cancer: 101 solutions to a Preventable Epidemic
Liz Armstrong, Guy Dauncey and Anne Wordworth.
New Society Publishing 2007
ISBN 978-0-86571-542-4

Doubt is Their Product
David Michaels
Oxford University Press 2008
ISBN 978-0-19-530067-3

The Secret History of the War on Cancer
Devra Davis
Basic Books 2007
ISBN 978-0-465-01566-5

Films and Documentaries

Exposure: Environmental Links to Breast Cancer

Living Downstream 

No Family History

Pink Ribbon Inc

The Disappearing Male


The Human Experiment


Powerpoint Presentations

Jim Brophy’s Presentation for virtual workshop: Confounding risk factors, endocrine disrupting chemicals and the need for a new cancer plan held on the 12/12/13.

Richard Clapp’s Presentation for virtual workshop: Confounding risk factors, endocrine disrupting chemicals and the need for a new cancer plan held on the 12/12/13.

Susan Jobling’s Presentation for virtual workshop: Confounding risk factors, endocrine disrupting chemicals and the need for a new cancer plan held on the 12/12/13.

Helen Lynn’s presentation to the Hazards Conference 2014.

Members Resource Material

WEN Scotland – All our Children’s Futures – A not so local affair.

Signed Letters

Letter to Bernd Lange MEP as chair of the Committee on International Trade (INTA) re vote on TTIP and EDCs. 12/5/15

Letter to Commissioner Andriukaitis on withdrawal of Glyphosate 7/4/15

Principles for transparency, excellence and independence in scientific advice to the European Commission 19/11/14

Letter to the President-elect of the European Commission, Mr Jean-Claude Juncker questioning the role of Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) to the President of the European Commission. 19/8/14


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