New report catalogues chemical and radiation links to breast cancer


SOE2010_197x245 On the first day of what we at the Breast Cancer Fund consider Breast Cancer Prevention Month, we released the 2010 edition of our landmark report, State of the Evidence: The Connection Between Breast Cancer and the Environment.

What emerges from the latest scientific research is a clearer picture than ever of how exposures to chemicals and radiation affect breast cancer risk. From this evidence, we create a roadmap for a national breast cancer prevention plan.

Read the full report and explore online content at

Read an excerpt from our press release:

New Report Catalogues Chemical and Radiation Links to Breast Cancer
Scientists, health advocates call for national breast cancer prevention plan

San Francisco – A report released today by the Breast Cancer Fund presents a comprehensive summary of the scientific data on the environmental causes of breast cancer. The report catalogues the growing evidence linking breast cancer to, among other factors, synthetic hormones in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and meat; pesticides in food; solvents in household cleaning products; BPA in food containers; flame retardants in furniture; and radiation from medical treatments. The report also highlights impacts on the most vulnerable populations (including infants, pregnant women, African-American women and workers), and outlines the policy initiatives required to develop a national breast cancer prevention plan.

The report, entitled State of the Evidence: The Connection Between Breast Cancer and the Environment, is the sixth edition published by the Breast Cancer Fund. “With each new edition of the report, the growing scientific evidence compels us to act to prevent breast cancer,” said Jeanne Rizzo, R.N., president of the Breast Cancer Fund. “This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, our message is clear: we must move beyond awareness to prevention.”

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2 thoughts on “New report catalogues chemical and radiation links to breast cancer

  1. Just wanted to say hi to fellow cancer survivors. I just celebrated 1 year since my breast cancer diagnosis. At just 31 and a mom with 2 small kids it was definitely unexpected to find out I had breast cancer. I made it through a tough year and now that I’m feeling better I just wanted to get the word out and help as many as possible. It’s so important for young people to be their own advocates. 3 different doctors thought I had a cyst, but I persisted, and luckily it was caught early. I still had to have a bilateral mastectomy and chemo.
    I blogged and vlogged (made YouTube videos) during and after my surgeries and treatment. If you know of anyone going through breast cancer please send them my way if they have any questions or just want to chat.
    In honor of Breast Cancer month I have a giveaway on my blog. Yoplait and Susan G Komen put together a nice gift pack of VIP coupons for FREE Yoplait Greek Yogurt, a pink leather journal and pen, and an awareness charm bracelet.
    In addition, Yoplait will make a $25 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® on behalf of the winner.
    Have a nice day,
    Rachel (Cha Ching Queen)

  2. In 2006/7 I published a book entitled “Breast Cancer – Cause, Prevention, Cure and it traced the history of breast cancer to modern day, and proved through hundreds of studies that chemicals and radiation are the primary causes of breast cancer (and other cancers).
    Not only did I demonstrate how to prevent the disease but I also how professors at the University of Washington are working on the most important discovery of all time, a natural cure for cancer.
    You can read my entire book online entirely FREE at
    Many recent studies including those of Breast Cancer fund have proven what I have written to be true in every respect. As far as the cure is concerned the professors have been granted approximately $1.5 million over three years to develop cancer treatment compounds, although the natural herb they are sythesizing is effective now…see their documentation on their site
    Fred Harding

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