Screening for Chemical Contributions to Breast Cancer Risk

A study published June 2nd, 2015 in Environmental Health Perspectives, “Screening for Chemical Contributions to Breast Cancer Risk: A Case Study for Chemical Safety Evaluation” outlines a new method for assessing how synthetic chemicals and pollutants may contribute to breast cancer risk. In addition to developing the chemical testing approach, the authors, including Janet Ackerman and Ruthann Rudel of Silent Spring Institute, identify two critical needs: the need for new chemical safety […]

Study Shows Advanced Breast Cancer Increasing in Women 25-39

Results from a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association show that advanced breast cancer (breast cancer that has spread to the bones, brain or lungs) is increasing in young women. The study, conducted by Rebecca Johnson, analyzed data from the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database dating […]

Prevention Continues

We began our 31 Days Towards Breast Cancer Prevention campaign talking about the need to change the conversation during Breast Cancer Awareness Month from awareness towards action for breast cancer prevention.  Why?  We are all aware of breast cancer, know far too many women and men affected by the disease and spend the month of […]

A New Body and a New Voice

By Kristi Marsh As temperatures drop in New England, plumes of vibrant fall color adorn my routine. Along with russet and pumpkin hues, seas of curvaceous pink breast cancer ribbons are omnipresent. Bits of coral flicker from baseball hats and sweatshirt logos. Professional football players suit up in pastel pink jerseys and hot pink shoelaces. […]

Sales Receipts

Careful handling those sales receipts. BPA can show up in some unexpected places, like your wallet. A December 2010 study from Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families and the Washington Toxics Coalition found that 95% of the money they tested contained traces of BPA. How did it get there? Thermal paper receipts are coated in a powdery […]