Environment

Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus: “Environmental causes of childhood cancer have long been suspected by many scientists.  A number of studies are examining suspected or possible risk factors for childhood cancers, including early-life exposures to infectious agents; parental, fetal, or childhood exposures to environmental toxins such as pesticides, solvents, or other household chemicals; parental occupational exposures to radiation or chemicals; parental medical conditions during pregnancy or before conception; maternal diet during pregnancy; early postnatal feeding patterns and diet; and maternal reproductive history. Researchers are also studying the risks associated with maternal exposures to oral contraceptives, fertility drugs, and other medications; familial and genetic susceptibility; and risk associated with exposure to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).”

 

PREP4Gold seeks to reverse the continual increase of childhood cancer occurrences and impact on long term side effects by reducing prenatal, parental, infant, and childhood exposures to hazardous environmental chemicals where children live, learn and play.