Groundbreaking Study to Investigate Why So Many Female Firefighters are Getting Breast Cancer

  (Guest blog by Silent Spring Institute Research Director Ruthann Rudel) Firefighters put their lives on the line to save people. What many people don’t know is that firefighters may also be facing risk from an entirely different source: the chemicals they encounter on the job. In San Francisco, which has many female firefighters, there … Read more…

Five Things You Should Know About Environmental Links to Breast Cancer (Forbes, 12/7/2011)

Amy Westervelt’s Forbes.com piece does a great job of parsing through the intricacies of the Institute of Medicine’s new report. Here’s an excerpt, with a quote from our president and CEO, Jeanne Rizzo…

New (yet not so new) report on breast cancer and the environment

The Institute of Medicine released a report, funded by Komen for the Cure, entitled Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach. Our President and CEO, Jeanne Rizzo responds…