Current priorities

Endocrine disruption

Non-toxic fire safety

What we do


CPES provides high-quality information about chemicals and health to key technical and policy audiences, to make a science-based case for reforms to chemicals laws.

Why we do it


We believe better testing of chemicals for safety before they are brought to market, and faster removal when found to be harmful, would significantly improve public health.

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Flame retardants are heavily-used to slow ignition and spread of fire in the home. However, there is a growing body of evidence that they pose a significant environmental health threat, while they may not even be especially effective at stopping fires. CPES is advocating a re-evaluation of fire safety standards, to maintain the highest degree of safety and protection for consumers, but which do not result in the unnecessary use of hazardous substances.

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals interfere with hormone signaling in the body and can therefore affect health in many ways. From a regulatory perspective they present a number of complex problems and only now are beginning to be dealt with in chemical regulation. CPES is arguing for rules which will clearly identify EDCs and supports measures which will reduce public exposure to problematic substances.

Charitable Status

The Cancer Prevention and Education Society is a Charity (No. 1089082) & Company Limited by Guarantee (No. 4157505). Registered in England and Wales. Registered Office: The Cancer Prevention & Education Society, Meads House, Leighterton, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8UW.