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- Cancer Prevention Coalition
- Environmental Working Group
- Organic Consumer Association
- The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
- Women's Environmental Network


Cancer Prevention Coalition

Website: http://www.preventcancer.com

 

The Cancer Prevention Coalition (CPC), which opened its national office in Chicago in July 1994, is a unique nationwide coalition of leading independent experts in cancer prevention and public health, together with citizen activists and representatives of organized labor, public interest, environmental, and women's health groups. The Coalition has about 100 local offices in the U.S., as well as international offices.

The goal is to reduce escalating cancer rates through a comprehensive strategy of outreach, public education, advocacy, and public policy initiatives to establish prevention as the nation's foremost cancer policy.

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Environmental Working Group (EWG)

Website: http://www.ewg.org


EWG is an environmental organization that specializes in environmental research and advocacy in the areas of toxic chemicals, agricultural subsidies, public lands, and corporate accountability. Founded in 1993, EWG is a non-profit research organization based in Washington, DC whose mission is "to use the power of public information to protect public health and the environment.

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Organic Consumer Association (OCA)

Website: http://www.organicconsumers.org


Founded in 1998, OCA is an online and grassroots non-profit public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics. The OCA is the only organization in the US focused exclusively on promoting the views and interests of the nation's estimated 50 million organic and socially responsible consumers.

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The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

Website: http://www.safecosmetics.org


The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is a coalition of public health, educational, religious, labor, women's, environmental and consumer groups with a goal to protect the health of consumers and workers by requiring the health and beauty industry to phase out the use of chemicals linked to cancer, birth defects and other health problems and replace them with safer alternatives.


Key nonprofit coalition partners in the Campaign include the Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow (represented by Clean Water Action and Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition), the Breast Cancer Fund, Commonweal, Environmental Working Group, Friends of the Earth and Women’s Voices for the Earth. The Breast Cancer Fund, a national 501(c)(3) organization focused preventing breast cancer by identifying and eliminating the environmental links to the disease, serves as the national coordinator for the Campaign.

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Women’s Environmental Network (WEN)

Website: http://www.wen.org.uk/

 

WEN, founded in 1988, is a registered charity organisation in the UK working consistently for women and the environment. WEN’s vision is of “A world where women are aware of their ability to change the environment for the better and actively come together to do so”.

Its strategic aims are:
1. Empowering women to make positive environmental change.
2. Increasing awareness of women’s perspectives on environmental issues.

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