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Saturday, May 26, 2007

No More Breast Cancer

No More Breast Cancer is a campaign that is being supported by the Green Party, Unison, the Women's Environment Network and many other organisations and campaigns. The campaign wants the possible links between breast cancer and everyday exposure to toxic chemicals taken seriously. Breast cancer cases in the UK have recently hit a new record, yet fewer than 50% of cases are attributed to acknowledged "risk" factors - age, obesity, late-age pregnancy or late-onset menopause. However, the government and some of the cancer organisations in the UK reject the possibility of environmental causes being significant.
No More Breast Cancer argues that lifelong, low-level exposure to the cocktail of toxins and hormone disruptors both at home and at work is linked to the ever-rising rates of breast cancer.

Find out more at www.nomorebreastcancer.org.uk and
info@nomorebreastcancer.org.uk

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2 Comments:

At 5:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting this. The recent Silent Spring Institute study which covered the front page of the LA Times last week illustrates how much CAN be done to prevent breast cancer. Studying breast cancer in Marin County California, an affluent area where physical fitness and health would imply a low risk of breast cancer, this disease afflicts one in four women. These same women do, however, have cabinets filled with "wonderful" cosmetics and cleaners that have now been labeled as breast cancer carcinogens. Of the 216 chemical in the Silent Spring study known to cause breast cancer in animals, 63 are found in common household products. For our friends that want to do something to lower their risk now, we have started compiling a table of common household products that contain these chemicals, and solution/alternatives available. This can be found at www.avoidcancernow.com under breast cancer news. For evaluating cosmetics, the Environmental Working Group has reviewed thousands of products with regards to safety, and specific products can be checked out at www.safecosmetics.org

Lynne Eldridge M.D.
Author, "Avoiding Cancer One Day At A Time"
http://www.avoidcancernow.com

 
At 12:07 pm, Anonymous lowbudgetlife said...

Many common cancers have increased hundreds of per in just a few decades. Clearly we're like boiled frogs in a vat of high stress, process food, and pollutants.
Have you checked out the work of Samuel Epstein on cancer prevention and the politics of cancer? Good stuff.
http://www.preventcancer.com/about/epstein.htm

 

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