Early day motion 588

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BREAST CANCER AND ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL TOXICANTS

That this House recognises the ever-rising incidence of breast cancer in the UK, up by 64 per cent since the 1970s; notes the considerable body of independent scientific evidence that connects a wide range of everyday environmental and occupational factors, such as carcinogens and hormone disruptors and night work, to breast cancer, including at least 216 chemicals to which women are daily exposed in their homes, workplaces and wider environment, and 1,000 chemicals in regular commercial and industrial usage which can interfere with the endocrine system; understands that life-long and pre-birth cumulative and combined exposures to certain chemicals may also increase the risk of breast cancer; believes that along with lifestyle causes, better treatment and care, women's everyday exposure to environmental and occupational toxicants is the crucial missing piece of the breast cancer jigsaw and the public's right to know demands urgent attention; welcomes calls to action by leading public health bodies, the World Health Organisation and the American Public Health Association, and their recognition of occupational and environmentally-related breast and other cancers; and calls on the Government to support and act on primary prevention through the urgent inclusion of environmental and occupational risk factors into all National Cancer Plans and strategies.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 25.10.2016
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 24.10.2016
Hayes, Helen Labour Party Dulwich and West Norwood 09.01.2017
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 26.10.2016
Lewis, Julian Conservative Party New Forest East 07.11.2016
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 24.10.2016
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 16.11.2016
McGarry, Natalie INDEPENDENT Glasgow East 01.11.2016
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 26.10.2016
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 25.10.2016
Robinson, Gavin Democratic Unionist Party Belfast East 25.10.2016
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 25.10.2016
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 25.10.2016
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 26.10.2016
Vaz, Keith Labour Party Leicester East 26.10.2016