The environment around us can be both beautiful and harmful. There are toxins and other dangers that expose you to the risk of being diagnosed with cancer. Learn more about our environment and what it can mean for your cancer journey.
All plastic products shed “microplastics” — minute particles that are infiltrating the water we drink, the air we breathe and even our own bodies. Research into the effects of microplastics is still young, but signs point to potentially devastating long-term impacts on the environment and human health.
For decades, industrial and manufacturing waste was dumped into the Grand Calumet River, turning the natural wilderness of the Calumet region into a polluted wasteland. But recent cleanup efforts aim to restore the river and surrounding region to a place of beauty once again.
India is a country of high cancer mortality rates and limited accessible resources, where many travel miles and miles to expensive cities for late-stage treatment, becoming houseless in the process. Wanting to help, one government official offered up his state house. Now, it’s a beacon of hope for cancer patients.