Every minute, at least one American will die from cancer. What is particularly frightening about this statistic is that, contrary to general assumption, many of these cancers could have been prevented.
The petition urges "the President to 'most strongly use the power of your office' to eliminate human exposure to cancer-causing chemicals." It goes on to say:
By setting the course for a national cancer prevention strategy that includes eliminating the use of cancer-causing chemicals, the President can reverse decades of failed policies that have allowed those chemicals to contaminate our lives and endanger our health.
The petition can be viewed on the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families web site.