A report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach, examines the existing literature about breast cancer risk posed by various environmental factors, highlights actions that offer potential to reduce risk, and recommends key areas for future research. The report, sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, was released on December 7th with a press release and report briefing. The findings were then presented formally in a plenary session at the 2011 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. According to the IOM . . . → Read More: Breast Cancer and the Environment – Report from the IOM
In the final moments of the film Living Downstream, Sandra Steingraber speaks passionately about an emerging environmental human rights movement. This movement is one that recognizes the intimate connection between the health of our environment and the health of our bodies. It is a movement that is attracting people with different interests, occupations and skills—from scientists to factory workers, and from artists to students. Joining this movement means walking upstream, taking the steps to prevent cancer and other environmentally linked diseases. It means working to . . . → Read More: From Sandra Steingraber
The Breast Cancer Fund is a not-for-profit education and advocacy organization that identifies the environmental and other preventable causes of breast cancer and also advocates for their elimination.
In the linked video on breast cancer and plastic pollution, Breast Cancer Fund’s President and CEO, Jeannie Rizzo, shares what is known about some very common chemicals in plastics, such as those in the lining of metal food cans, plastic food containers (including some baby bottles and sippy cups), microwave ovenware, and eating utensils. Some . . . → Read More: Breast Cancer, Plastics, and Prevention
Breast Cancer Awareness Month… My True Love Gave To Me…Some Lotions That Were Paraben Free.
Parabens are chemicals that are added to cosmetic products to act as preservatives. If you check the ingredients of many commonly used cosmetics, moisturizers, sun screens, baby lotions, hair care products, hair dyes, and shaving creams you’ll often find parabens: ethylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben, isopropylparaben, butylparaben, isobutylparaben, or benzylparaben. They are everywhere, and often often you’ll find more than one type of paraben in a single product.
With the exception . . . → Read More: On the First Day of…