Knowledge is Empowerment!
Montreal Conference deals with "Safe Alternatives for better health"
WHO: Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides (CAP)
WHAT: PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY
WHEN: Saturday April 28, 2001 1:30 to 5:30 PM
WHERE: 4225 Notre Dame West Bharat Bhavan
DO WE UNDERSTAND OUR CONNECTION TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND ITS INFLUENCE ON OUR HEALTH?
CAP - Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides - Quebec announced a special forum on environmental impacts on the health os Canadians. The Montreal event will feature some of Canada's most notable health/environment experts dealing with a range of issues from health effects of household chemicals and gardening products to the risks associated with GM foods.
The CAP press release notes:
"We hear of increases in cancer rates, severe allergies, asthma, hyperactivity, attention deficit disorder and a host of other health problems.
Is there a connection between health and the chemicals used in and around our homes, schools, daycare, etc?"
The conference promises to attend to each of these concerns. Here is a list of guests and topics:
Please RSVP at 514 683 8198 to attend, as seating is limited.
- Dr June Irwin. MD.
"Silent Killers - Our Children's Future 2001"
The wide impact of chemicals used in and around the house
- Dr Shiv Chopra. DVM. Ph.D. Scientist Activist against Bovine Growth Hormone, Genetically Modified Foods and Globalization.
- Edith Smeesters. Biologist. Author
Gardening without risk
- Paul Maloney. Entomologist-The Eco-Bug Doctor
Taking care of bugs with no danger to human health or the environment"
- Isabelle Narayana. Agronomist & Biologist
A view to how the city of Montréal deals with pesticides
| " Risk factors like heredity
and smoking account for only a small percentage of cancers which are
increasing with worsening environmental pollution: should this be
ignored or acknowledged?"|
| "A woman's body is (a human being's) first environment. Whatever contaminants are in a woman's body find their way into the next generation. There is no better argument for the precautionary principle and that is where activism and science meet together." |
Sandra Steingraber, Everyday Carcinogens, Stopping Cancer Before It Starts.
| INCIDENCE OF CHILDHOOD CANCERS ...25% INCREASE AMONG CHILDREN UNDER 15 OVER THE LAST 25 YEARS|
- Canadian Institute of Child Health
| THE PROBABILITY THAT A RESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WILL DEVELOP CANCER AT SOME POINT IN HIS OR HER LIFETIME IS 1 IN 2 FOR MEN AND 1 IN 3 FOR WOMEN|
- American Cancer Society, 1999