No silver lining: BPA contaminating our food

A report released today revealed that Americans who eat canned foods may be exposing themselves and their families to levels of bisphenol A (BPA) equivalent to levels shown to cause health problems in animals. The report, No Silver Lining: An Investigation into Bisphenol A in Canned Foods, release by a coalition of public and environmental health … Read more…

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Congress is finally going to take a serious crack at reforming the totally outdated and broken system of chemical regulation at the Environmental Protection Agency.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…

NYT’s Kristof sounds alarm re: toxic chemicals and disease

Have mainstream journalists been too dismissive of the connection between toxic chemicals and increasing rates of development disorders, cancer and other illnesses?