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Cancer Risks at Work

During the month of July, CANSA places the spotlight on identifying potential hazards in the workplace, providing information on occupational carcinogens (cancer-causing agents) and offering solutions on managing and reducing the risk of cancer in the workplace…

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Published: 1 Aug 2017 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Environment, Media Releases & News

Skyfievertoning: Risiko’s vir Kanker in die Werksplek

English Laai PDF af… Lees meer oor kankerrisiko’s in die omgewing…

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Published: 12 Jul 2017 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Environment

Slide Show: Cancer Risks at Work

Afrikaans Download PDF… Visit our environmental campaign page for more information…

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Published: 12 Jul 2017 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Environment

Risiko’s vir Kanker in die Werksplek

English Press Release 6 Julie 2017 – Of jy in die formele of in die informele sektor werk en of jy jou werk binnenshuis of buite doen, werkgewers en werknemers wat in Suid-Afrika werksaam is, behoort bewus te wees van die bedreigings van kanker, risiko’s vir kanker en die verantwoordelikhede wat gepaard gaan en verband […]

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Published: 10 Jul 2017 | Last Updated: 30 Jan 2018
Categories: Environment

CANSA Clarifies Possible Misconception re PERC

30th July 2013: CANSA entered into a cause-related agreement with Triton Leo (at their request), the manufacturers of Q20, a leading retail multi-purpose lubricant with a market share of 70%, to help raise awareness and funds for its Women’s Health Campaign. The campaign took the form of a limited edition pink can of Q20 spray, […]

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Published: 30 Jul 2013 | Last Updated: 22 Jan 2018
Categories: Environment

Video: Exposing retailers continuing to sell banned BPA-containing baby bottles

In November 2011, the South African government joined countries such as Canada, France, Denmark, China and Malaysia, and banned the importation, distribution and sale of baby feeding products that contain BPA. This is a major step towards a healthier generation of South African babies. Watch the video clip below of Carte Blanche (28 October 2012) […]

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Published: 30 Nov 2012 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Advocacy, Environment

CANSA Smart Choice Seal – Cling Wrap

CANSA has created the CANSA Smart Choice Seal to help consumers identify products free of chemicals linked by research to cancer, such as cling-wrap free of harmful plasticisers. Warning: Some cling-wrap contains harmful plasticisers that migrate into fatty foods like meat, cheese and chicken – and ultimately the human body. Mimicking hormones, they are associated […]

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Published: 8 Aug 2012 | Last Updated: 11 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA Seal of Recognition - Non-Edible Consumer Goods Category, Environment

IARC – Diesel Engine Exhaust Causes Cancer

Lyon, France, June 12, 2012: After a week-long meeting of international experts, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO), today classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), based on sufficient evidence that exposure is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer. Read more… […]

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Published: 14 Jul 2012 | Last Updated: 22 Aug 2012
Categories: Environment

Avoid Environmental Carcinogens

Cancer is predominantly caused by environmental factors, rather than inherent biological factors. Importantly, it is possible to reduce exposure to many of these risk factors. What Are Environmental Factors that Cause Cancer? These include: infectious agents such as Human Papilloma Virus, Hepatitis B Virus and Hepatitis C Virus lifestyle-related risk factors such as tobacco use, […]

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Published: 24 May 2012 | Last Updated: 25 Sep 2019
Categories: Environment

How to identify BPA-, Phthalate- and PVC-free baby bottles

Most plastic bottles are suitable for recycling. On the bottom of these recyclable bottles is a small “recycling” triangle and inside of that triangle is a number from 1 (one) to 7 (seven). The lower numbers represent poor quality bottling and packaging materials. A 7 (seven) inside the triangle indicates that the plastic is of […]

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Published: 30 Sep 2011 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Advocacy, Environment

Video Clip: The danger of BPA in Baby Bottles

Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a chemical which should be banned in baby bottles. Read more and watch below: %EMBED01%  

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Published: 5 Jul 2011 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Environment

Council of Europe calls for dramatic reduction in Electromagnetic Fields exposure

A new Council of Europe Committee Resolution calls for a dramatic reduction in human exposure to EMFs and microwave radiation from mobile phones, mobile masts and other wireless devices. This Resolution makes a strong call for properly applying the precautionary principle | approach to EMFs – both from electric power and from wireless communications technologies, […]

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Published: 4 Jul 2011 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Environment

Stacy Malkan talks about the hazardous chemicals in cosmetics

Stacy Malkan is the author of the award-winning book, “Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry,” and co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a coalition of non-profit health and environmental groups in the United States that are leading the movement to shift policies to eliminate harmful chemicals from consumer […]

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Published: 8 Sep 2010 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Advocacy, Environment, Women's Health

Why should baby bottles be BPA-free?

Serious health problems associated with BPA chemical Recent studies have added to overwhelming scientific evidence that Bisphenol-A (BPA) is a harmful chemical that should not be allowed to contaminate food. BPA (Bisphenol A) is found in polycarbonate plastics – used to make all sorts of household articles, including baby bottles and this is where it is […]

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Published: 27 Aug 2010 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Advocacy, CANSA on the Move for the Youth, Environment

Asbestos Project

Exposure to asbestos can lead to mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lung with a very bad prognosis. (Find CANSA’s latest fact sheet re mesothelioma here…) There are a number of abandoned asbestos mines in South Africa that may still pose a threat. Asbestos has been used in building materials such as roofs […]

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Published: 6 Oct 2009 | Last Updated: 9 Mar 2021
Categories: Environment, Research Projects

Canada places BPA on toxic substances list

Canada has become the first country to ban the use of bisphenol A in products like baby bottles, and formally announced on 18 October 2008 that the chemical is a hazardous substance. BPA is a chemical used in the manufacture of a wide range of plastic consumer goods ranging from beverage containers to dental sealants […]

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Published: 20 Oct 2008
Categories: Environment

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