October 2016

Breast Cancer Is an Environmental Health Issue
Body burden refers to the total accumulation of cancer causing toxins in our body. If we expose ourselves to more toxins than our body can eliminate, they will accumulate in our our bodies and contribute to our risk for breast cancer. 

Watch Dr. Davis talk about The Secret History of the War on Cancer at The University of Virginia
Chapter 6 about electromagnetic fields (including cell phone radiation) starts at page 126 (that's pdf page 132).
A Powerpoint Presentation on Tiffany Frantz's Story of breast cancer after storing the cell phone in her bra for 5 years 
New! Save The Girls business card sized to keep in your wallet
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Exposure: Watch the award-winning documentary, Exposure: Environmental Links to Breast Cancer. Featuring Olivia Newton-John
Watch the Video
Breast surgeon Dr. Lisa Bailey, M.D., former President of the American Cancer Society in California presents evidence on the link between cell phones and breast cancer
Watch the Video 
EHT has long partnered with Prevent Cancer Now (PCN) which works to eliminate the preventable causes of cancer, through awareness, education, and advocacy. 

Check out PCN's excellent Cancer Prevention Tips which covers everything from a Healthy Home to Lawn and Garden to Toxic Products .
Shop Smart: Inform Yourself on Chemicals in your Food and Personal Care Products
From apples to sunscreen, the choices we make every day can make a huge difference for our families. The Environmental Working Group has developed excellent tools for consumers to choose products wisely.

Think Before You Pink: Beware of Pinkwashing 
Pinkwashing: A company or organization that claims to care about breast cancer by promoting a pink ribbon product, but at the same time produces, manufactures and/or sells products that are linked to the disease. For example, using oil wastewater to irrigate our citrus is not safe. 

Stay Up to Date on Current Science 
The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) is a one stop shop for science. This week CHE is hosting an expert call on breast cancer with Dr. Ruthann Rudel, Director of Research at Silent Spring Institute and Dr. Robert Hiatt Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF  October 27, 2016, at 1:00pm EST (This call will be available as a podcast afterwards).

Stink: An Excellent New Documentary About Breast Cancer and The Chemical Industry 
"Entertaining, enlightening, and at times almost absurd, Stink takes you on a madcap journey, from boardrooms to the halls of Congress" as a father tries to uncover the truth about the secretive chemical industry after his wife passes away from breast cancer. This award winning documentary is free for the month of October.  

Breast Cancer and the Environment: Prioritizing Prevention  
A federal advisory committee co-chaired by Breast Cancer Fund President Jeanne Rizzo, released a report concluding that preventing exposure to environmental risk factors is the most promising path to decrease incidence of breast cancer.   Learn More