Cancer Free Economy Network’s Guiding Star Goal:
Within a generation, we will lift the human burden of cancers and other diseases by driving a dramatic and equitable transition from toxic substances to safe and healthy alternatives.
The Cancer Free Economy Network (CFEN) is a growing collaboration of diverse organizations and funding partners seeking to solve the linked problems of pervasive toxic exposures and surging rates of cancer and other diseases. CFE Network participants endeavor to align and expand existing efforts into a shared system-wide strategy to get poisonous synthetic chemicals out of our bodies, our homes, workplaces, and communities – by eliminating these chemicals from our economy. CFEN is working to shift the current culture of risk reduction to a more upstream and primary prevention approach.
The Network reflects the diversity of America’s environmental, civil rights, public health and labor movements, and the complexity of chemical use across every sector of our domestic economy. CFEN embraces the promise of the emerging green chemistry industry and other sites of innovation that are also simultaneously providing health, economic and environmental benefits for all. Participating organizations and individuals self-organize into working groups, each connected to specific stakeholder groups and allies, as their names imply: Market Shift, Health Science, Policy and Legal, and Building Power.