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Reducing toxins would fight cancer: MP

With federal New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton saying today he's been diagnosed with prostate cancer, one of his caucus members said more attention needs to be paid to reducing toxins in the environment.

“You've got to wonder about the food we eat, the environment we surround ourselves with,” said Denise Savoie, the NDP member of parliament for Victoria. “I can't help but think the environment and all the toxins that surround us are part of how prevalent cancer is becoming.”

One of the staff members in her constituency office was also diagnosed with cancer this week, she said.

Andrew MacLeod is The Tyee’s Legislative Bureau Chief in Victoria. Reach him here.

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