The Cancer Free Economy CFE is a rapidly growing collaboration of diverse organizations and funding partners seeking to solve the linked problems of pervasive toxic exposures and surging cancer and other disease rates. Put simply, CFE Network participants want to align and expand existing efforts into a shared system-wide strategy to get poisonous chemicals out of our bodies, our homes, workplaces, and communities – by getting toxic chemicals out of our economy. The Network is working to shift the current culture of risk reduction to an upstream, 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 also reflects the promise of emerging green chemistry, industries and other innovations that can simultaneously provide health, economic and environmental benefits for all.
CFE Network Goal
The CFEN goal or “North Star,” is deliberately huge: Within a generation we will lift the human burden of cancers and other diseases by driving a dramatic and equitable transition from toxics to effective, clean and safe alternatives.