End Kids Cancer Discovers a Huge Gap in the Protection the Federal Government Provides to Children in the United States

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End Kids Cancer begins evaluation of Prevention Guide to help guardians, expecting parents, and those with young children reduce their children's exposure to toxic chemicals linked to cancer

Dr. Philip Landrigan

Dr. Philip Landrigan

The aim of EKC is to condense decades of Dr. Landrigan’s research and advice, into a presentable, easy-to-read document that is a Prevention Guide.

While more recent treatments are extending the lives of children fighting cancer, the incidence of this and other non-communicable diseases, like birth defects, autism, cognitive impairment and reproductive problems, is on the rise. This is a result of the increase of toxins in our children's environment. As much as 90% of cancers and other non-communicable diseases are caused by toxins in the air, food, water, soil and homes.

On occasion, the federal government and its agencies have admitted doing a poor job protecting our children from toxins. For example, in early 2021, a congressional subcommittee stated that many baby foods in the United States contain dangerous toxic heavy metals.

According to the Executive Director of End Kids Cancer (EKC), Frank Kalman, their foundation is doing something about it. According to Mr. Kalman, they have had a front-row seat for twenty-two years, watching children fight for their lives and, in many cases, lose their battle unnecessarily.

EKC recruited Dr. Philip Landrigan for its medical advisory board. He is considered the leading expert in understanding the connection between toxic chemicals and human health, especially the health of infants and children. He is a pediatrician, epidemiologist and has held positions at the CDC, Harvard Medical School, and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Currently, at Boston College Dr. Landrigan directs the Program for Global Public Health and the Common Good. He also heads up the Global Observatory on Pollution and Health. His landmark research in the 1970s resulted in the EPA removing lead in gasoline and household paint. Congress also relied on him to evaluate the 9/11 site.

The aim of EKC is to condense decades of Dr. Landrigan’s research and advice, into a presentable, easy-to-read document that is a Prevention Guide. Videos and public service announcements will be utilized to get the word out. The guide will share with guardians, expecting parents, and those with young children, steps to take to reduce their children's exposure to dangerous life-altering toxins. Helping in this task is a leading advertising agency on the West Coast, and other market research firms.

Early testing of the Prevention Guide is being conducted with these target populations. Persons interested in participating in this initial evaluation process may sign up at https://forms.gle/sgLoKFAAtKZZs9im9.

About End Kids Cancer
End Kids Cancer was created to fund the development of new treatments to save children's lives. To show families how to find those doctors and centers that offer the best treatments available. To show families how to overcome the emotional and financial barriers that prevent many families from obtaining this critical care. Their latest initiative is prevention… to help families avoid their children's exposure to dangerous and debilitating toxins.

Frank Kalman, Executive Director
End Kids Cancer
Website: EndKidsCancer.org

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