Ask Umbra addresses environmental links to breast cancer (, 11/1/2010)


October may be over, but breast cancer prevention is a year-round affair at the Breast Cancer Fund. A reader writes to Ask Umbra in today's Grist asking about breast cancer prevention, and she points him to the Breast Cancer Fund, the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (also a Breast Cancer Fund project) and our friends at Silent Spring Institute:

Many of the chemicals we’re exposed to have only been around since World War II. According to the Centers for Disease Control, "less than two percent of chemicals on the market have actually been tested for carcinogenicity."

It’s as if a kid held back in 5th grade for over 60 years is doing a science fair project and we’re all the unfortunate subjects.

Don't miss Ask Umbra's Best for the Breasts List, inspired by our collective work. (Read complete article.)


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