Friday, February 18, 2011

GreenCAPE to show Living Downstream

GreenCAPE will present a screening and discussion of the documentary Living Downstream, based on the book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, PhD, this Sunday, February 20 at 2:30. The film follows Steingraber as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. Steingraber had bladder cancer and gave up a tenured post to speak out on this important subject. Don't miss the free event at the Wellfleet Library and please spread the word to your friends.

A group of us Wellfleetians started showing such documentaries on environmental risks last fall and intend to show more in the spring. I ordered Living Downstream, but it arrived two months later than predicted. I have watched this documentary and highly recommend it. Steingraber coined the expression "carcinogen abolitionist."

Yesterday morning came more news about the risks of drinking Coke, Pepsi, etc.. The chemical that gives the popular soft drinks color has been recognized as causing cancer. Do you still drink the stuff? What say? I think we should all become "carcinogen abolitionists," don't you?