Weaning America's Dependence on chemicals linked to cancer
To create a national movement, the Lowell Center co-founded with partnering organizations the Cancer Free Economy Network in 2014, which brings a range of organizations to work collectively towards its North Star Goal: " Within our generation, we will lift the burden of cancer and other diseases by driving a dramatic and equitable transition from toxic substances in our lives, our communities, and our economy to safe and healthy alternatives for all.”
The Lowell Center's work focuses on strategies for:
- Weaning our economy from dependence on chemicals and other environmental factors scientifically linked to cancer and other chronic diseases
- Shifting investment towards products and processes that enhance health and well-being
- Integrating environmental carcinogen reduction into cancer prevention research and practice.
The Lowell Center was instrumental in the founding of the Cancer and Environment Network of Southwestern Pennsylvania, now a vibrant collaboration of diverse organizations working together to elevate attention to environmental contributors to cancer and advance solutions.