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Time to Remember, Time to Act

In North America, nearly 44,000 people die each year from drug overdoses; that’s 120 people dying every day.  In BC, the opioid crisis continues unabated.  This week, the BCCDC released a 10 stage action report on reducing overdose deaths. The report was compiled from a stakeholder meeting of 54 organizations representing policy makers, community organizations, […]

5 Everyday Items Sneaking Carcinogens Into Your Household

These days it’s pretty much impossible to go 24 hours without exposing yourself to some sort of potentially dangerous substance or carcinogen. According to the American Cancer Society, carcinogens are the substances, situations, and exposures that can lead to cancer. Generally speaking, everyone’s risk of developing cancer varies, but the three main determinants are genetics, […]