Trade and Industry
Breast Cancer UK supports a global economy that promotes a high standard of environmental and public health.
Whilst we do not have the resources to get involved in the huge range of issues that commerce, trade and industry covers, where we feel specific trade policies of industry activity may adversely effect breast cancer risk, we will voice concerns. For example the ongoing transatlantic trade negotiations between the EU and USA aim to reduce trade barriers between the two markets. However, this has led to concerns that some EU regulations, including the EU's comparatively stronger chemicals legislation, may be weakened as a result.
- BCUK Submission to Environmental Audit Select Committee Inquiry into the Transatlantic Trade and Investment negotiations (January 2015)
Letters and joint statements
- Joint letter on CETA to members of the European Parliament's ENVI Committee (January 2017)
- Joint letter to the European Parliament President on TTIP (July 2016)
- Letter to Bernard Lange MEP TTIP (May 2015)
- Joint open letter to MEPs TTIP (March 2015)
- Joint statement on TTIP (February 2015)
Whilst there is no current evidence to conclude that fracking causes breast cancer, Breast Cancer UK has expressed some concerns about the potentially adverse health effects of any increased exposure to harmful chemicals and gases that may occur as a result of its use. For further information on the potential health and environmental impacts of fracking please see CHEM Trust's more recent briefing paper.