Preventing Breast Cancer by Decarbonizing Our Lives

Three Unique Perspectives

How can the complex links between climate change and illness, including breast cancer - that can be traced back to fossil fuels - be made clear?

Recording of the Discussion Panel from October 28, 2020

The use of fossil fuels for everything - heat, transport, plastics, pesticides and chemicals is deeply embedded in our economy and our lives. We need to decarbonize our lives permanently to protect the planet and human health.

A Better World Is Possible

Panelists:

Fe de Leon is a researcher with the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) and has worked extensively on toxic substances coordinating the efforts of the Canadian Environmental Network Toxics Caucus.

Marlene Hale is an Indigenous  Wet’suwet’en anti-pipeline activist, living in Montreal, working as a professional chef and teaching healthy food cooking for First Nation organizations.

Jane McArthur is a Ph.D. Candidate in the University of Windsor's Sociology - Social Justice Program, studying a suspected breast cancer cluster among female border agents at the Windsor-Detroit border thought to be associated with high exposures to diesel exhaust.

Preventing Breast Cancer by Decarbonizing Our Lives

Three Unique Perspectives

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 7pm

How can the complex links between climate change and illness, including breast cancer - that can be traced back to fossil fuels - be made clear?

 

The panel was moderated by Jennifer Beeman, Director of Breast Cancer Action Quebec


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