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The Cancer Free Economy (CFE) Network is cultivating a movement to prevent people from developing cancer from harmful chemicals in the places they live and work. We focus on cancer because so many people are impacted by it; because too little attention has been paid to the soup of carcinogens we are exposed to every day; and because developing safer chemicals and products holds great promise for reversing rising rates of devastating cancers and many other diseases. We have come together from many different sectors, communities and fields of work, to pursue an audacious goal:

Within our generation, we will lift the burden of cancers and other diseases by driving a dramatic and equitable transition from toxic substances in our lives, communities, and economy to safe and healthy alternatives for all.

To identify new ways to work together, we mapped the complex ecosystem of incentives that encourage the spread of dangerous and unnecessary technologies. Through a systems perspective, we created a shared understanding of how to most effectively prevent the unacceptable harms these technologies eventually cause people, communities and the environment.

The Cancer Free Economy (CFE) Network is cultivating a movement to prevent people from developing cancer from harmful chemicals in the places they live and work. We focus on cancer because so many people are impacted by it; because too little…

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