New High School Environmental Health Education Program: Let’s Talk Prevention – Actions You Can Take

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) is pleased to introduce a new environmental health education program for high school students Let’s Talk Prevention: Actions You Can Take. This new program is designed as supplemental, stand-alone classroom modules to enhance your current science, health, and environmental studies curriculums by providing real world application of scientific content knowledge.

This new education program is an extension of MBCC’s award-winning Let’s Talk Prevention: Reducing Toxic Exposures community education program and tour, which is designed to inform the community about the environmental risks for breast cancer and other diseases. The Let’s Talk Prevention tour has now been hosted in over 100 locations across Massachusetts. MBCC has now partnered with scientists and educators to adapt and expand this environmental health initiative to foster a hands-on, inquiry-based high school curriculum enrichment tool. Through the Let’s Talk Prevention: Actions You Can Take classroom modules, MBCC seeks to bring this important health information to high school students across the Commonwealth.

The first two modules are now available, and more are in development:

  • Module 1 addresses how carcinogenic and endocrine disrupting chemicals can disrupt cellular processes, development, and increase disease risks, and helps students characterize their exposure to common toxic chemicals and develop strategies to reduce their exposures.
  • Module 2 addresses drinking water sources, issues related to safe drinking water access, different sources of contamination, health effects of some most commonly found contaminants in drinking water and discusses some current cases dealing with these issues.

For more detailed descriptions and to download each of these modules, click here.

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