Every day, we are exposed to a variety of chemicals, and there is growing evidence linking breast cancer to these environmental chemicals. So why is so little being done to reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals that may increase our risk of developing breast cancer? Why don’t we know more about potentially harmful chemicals and the health risks they may pose? Why is it so hard to study the links between breast cancer and the toxic chemicals we are exposed to?
Join Breast Cancer Action and our partners, Ruthann Rudel, Director of Research at The Silent Spring Institute and Megan R. Schwarzman, Research Scientist at University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health to answer these questions and learn about what you can do to help strengthen chemical safety in the US.
Over the last 20 years, three themes have emerged in the study of breast cancer and the environment:
- Breast cancer is a developmental disease that can be powerfully influenced by exposures during vulnerable times of development;
- There are common chemicals that have been shown to change development of the breast and increase the growth of tumors in animal studies;
- Chemicals, that affect biological pathways related to breast cancer, are widespread in air and water pollution, consumer products, house dust and air, and human tissues.
Join us for this interactive and informative discussion on how we study environmental links to breast cancer and develop improved methods for identifying toxic chemicals.
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