Dr. Bill Whelan | Canadian Cancer Society is Unnecessary as Cosmetic Pesticides| Pesticide concerns – Letter to editor – The Guardian
Think about how many lives the Canadian Cancer Society has Saved. If there was no Canadian Cancer Society people dying of cancer would not care. Unless you were driven to appointments from a Volunteer of the Cancer Society.
Canadian Cancer Society is Purely A Cosmetic Non Profit Group (un Necessary).
Canadian Cancer Society Provides NO HEALTH BENEFIT
Anti Smoking Campaigns – FAILURE
Anti Tanning Beds Protect Children – FAILURE
Anti Pesticide Bans – FAILURE
Lets Keep it a Volunteer Organization and get rid of the Unnecessary Millions of Dollars in Management and Administration
Published on September 4, 2013 at 09:13:34 Editor:
Roger Gordon presents a compelling case for concern about cosmetic pesticides (Re: P.E.I. should ban cosmetic pesticides, Aug 29, 2013). The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) shares this concern. In 2012, the AAP published a report that synthesizes more than 150 research studies looking at pesticide exposure in children. They concluded “Epidemiologic evidence demonstrates associations between early life exposure to pesticides and pediatric cancers, decreased cognitive function, and behavioral problems.” With respect to cancer, evidence points to insecticides and their role in the risk of developing brain tumors and acute lymphocytic leukemia in children. The insecticide, carbaryl, and the herbicide, mecoprop, which Dr. Gordon mentions are both banned in Ontario along with more than 20 other cosmetic pesticides. Closer to home, in Nova Scotia, more than 15 pesticides are banned. However, in P.E.I. only 1 pesticide is restricted, 2,4-D. The impact of this is obviously limited given the more than 200 pesticide based products available.
The Canadian Cancer Society, along with the Medical Society of P.E.I., continues to call for a ban on the use of cosmetic pesticides. They provide no health benefit, but rather may increase the risk of developing cancer. The only way to effectively minimize the risk to our children here on P.E.I. is to enact a province-wide ban of all cosmetic pesticide products. We ask Premier Ghiz and Minister Currie to demonstrate leadership on this issue. We encourage all Islanders to put the health of their children and their neighbour’s children ahead of their grass.
Dr. Bill Whelan
Chair, Board of Directors,
Canadian Cancer Society,
Prince Edward Island
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CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY IS WASTING EVERYONE’S TIME
Why is Canadian Cancer Society wasting everybody’s time on the issue of pest control products ? Health Canada, and not Canadian Cancer Society, has the essential expertise on the subject of pest control products. Canadian Cancer Society has officially and publicly stated repeatedly that scientific research does not provide a conclusive link between pest control products and cancer, on the following dates • August 21st, 2008 • November 2nd, 2009 • March 8th, 2010 • June 9th, 2012 • January 29th, 2013 http://wp.me/P1jq40-4qC What is their problem ?!?!?! Why is Canadian Cancer Society wasting everybody’s time on the issue of pest control products ? Moreover, Canadian Cancer Society has no credible expertise. It is a mere fund-raising, profit-seeking, and lobbying organization, and it is not a science, research, or health organization. http://wp.me/P1jq40-1OW Forget about the myths perpetuated by Canadian Cancer Society. This organization does not deserve any donations or financial support, and is presently under investigation for charity fraud and conspiracy. Canadian Cancer Society does not deserve a tax-exempt status. You must complain, complain, complain through the appropriate business, fund-raising, government, taxation agencies, and media outlets, which are listed on The Pesticide Truths Web-Site …. http://wp.me/P1jq40-1PE WILLIAM H. GATHERCOLE AND NORAH G https://pesticidetruths.com/ https://pesticidetruths.com/toc/ http://wp.me/P1jq40-2rr
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