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Wed, Apr 24


O'Born Room, National Arts Centre

Is plastic causing a cancer epidemic? And most importantly - what can we do to stop it?

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Time & Location

Apr 24, 2024, 8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

O'Born Room, National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1, Canada

About The Event

Alarming new research suggests a disturbing link between plastic and a 79% surge in early-onset cancers. World-renowned pathologist, Professor Lukas Kenner, is terrified by his findings - and he’s bringing them to the UN Global Plastics Treaty negotiations in Ottawa.

Resilient Foundation, Plastic Soup Foundation, A Plastic Planet and the Plastic Health Council invite you to meet Kenner and other expert health scientists as they reveal their latest, cutting edge discoveries and extensive research linking plastics to human health. Join us to:

  • Watch an exclusive mini-documentary of Kenner explaining how plastic impacts cancer formation and the story behind his discoveries;
  • Engage in a candid discussion and Q&A with Prof Lukas Kenner, Dr Pete Myers, Dr Jane Muncke and Dr Christos Symeonides as they answer the critical question: is plastic making us sick?
  • Discuss actionable solutions: chart a course for policy, industry and public action to protect the health of future generations.


  • Professor Lukas Kenner, Medical University of Vienna, LinkedIn
  • Dr. Pete Myers, Environmental Health Sciences, LinkedIn
  • Dr. Jane Muncke, Food Packaging Forum, LinkedIn
  • Dr. Christos Symeonides, Minderoo Foundation, LinkedIn
  • Sian Sutherland, A Plastic Planet, LinkedIn
  • Maria Westerbos - Plastic Soup Foundation, LinkedIn

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