Will the War on Cancer Evolve to Take on Environmental Risks? (Huffington Post, 5/6/2010)

After 40 years of war on cancer, this year more than half a million Americans are expected to die from cancer – about 1,500 a day – and nearly 1.5 million new cases will be diagnosed.

Toxins causing ‘grievous harm,’ cancer panel says (USA Today, 5/6/2010)

“Widespread exposure to environmental toxins poses a serious threat to Americans, causing ‘grievous harm’ that government agencies have not adequately addressed, according to a strongly worded report released today by the President’s Cancer Panel …”

President’s Cancer Panel, NYT’s Kristof call out BPA (New York Times, 5/6/2010)

It’s here: the long-awaited President’s Cancer Panel report Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now, and it’s not good news for BPA or any of the other cancer-causing and hormone-disrupting chemicals the Breast Cancer Fund is working to restrict.

Congress takes on chemical safety

Congress is finally going to take a serious crack at reforming the totally outdated and broken system of chemical regulation at the Environmental Protection Agency. After years of hard work by a coalition of environmental health organizations including the Breast Cancer Fund…

Measuring pollution in people

In recent years, biomonitoring – tracking and measuring the pollution in our bodies – has revolutionized our thinking about toxic chemicals. Studies have found hundreds of industrial chemicals used to manufacture consumer goods in the blood and urine of Americans.

Fix our broken chemical system AND save health care costs AND reduce human suffering

Our friends at Safer Chemicals Healthy Families released a report today that’s another nail in the coffin of the antiquated law that governs our broken chemical management system, the Toxic Substances Control Act.

Cancer from the kitchen? (NY Times, 12/5/09)

Another excellent op-ed from New York Times columnist Nicolas Kristof, this time focusing on the endocrine disruptors in plastics, cosmetics and more that can put us at greater risk for diseases like breast cancer.