Janet Gray, author of our State of the Evidence report on breast cancer and the environment, spoke with WAMC radio yesterday on the eve of the release of the sixth edition.
Cheers to our president and CEO, Jeanne Rizzo, R.N., who has been named to a new advisory committee that will create a federal research agenda on breast cancer and the environment.
Two forms of progress on the bisphenol A front in recent weeks: NY is now the seventh and most populous state to ban BPA from baby bottles, while new tests confirm that some paper receipts are delivering a daily dose of the stuff, too.
“The 40-year war on cancer has been called for what it is … a failure”
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.
“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 …”
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.
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.
Have mainstream journalists been too dismissive of the connection between toxic chemicals and increasing rates of development disorders, cancer and other illnesses?
Two of our Canadian colleagues launched a very personal experiment, exposing themselves to common food and personal care products, for their new book about chemicals in products — and people.