Cancer All-Clear For Night Shift Work Based On Bad Science

By Rory O’Neill, Hazards Magazine editor

A recent Oxford University study concluding that night shift work should no longer be classified as a cause of breast cancer was based on ‘bad science’, top researchers warn.

The large scale ‘meta-analysis using data from 1.4 million women, published online on October 6th, 2016 in the Journal . . . → Read More: Cancer All-Clear For Night Work Based On Bad Science

Blaming the Southern Victim: A Case in Italy

Why is so much attention being drawn to lifestyle risks in places where the risk of developing cancer due to environmental factors has already been established?

Toxic refuse has been illegally disposed of for a long time (potentially since the late 1980s) in Campania, a territory in Italy known as Terra dei fuochi (‘Land of . . . → Read More: Blaming the Southern Victim: A Case in Italy

International Feminist Critiques of Breast Cancer Culture

BCC partners Grazia de Michele and Ana Porroche Escudero participated in an influential public event on breast cancer this past October held at Marienea, Basauri’s Women’s Association in Bilbao, Spain. The event was sponsored by the Women’s Institute of the Basque Country (Emakunde-Emakumearen Euskal Erakundea), the premier group responsible for promoting, advising, and assessing gender . . . → Read More: International Feminist Critiques of Breast Cancer Culture

Spotlight: Breast Cancer Fund

The Breast Cancer Fund is an evidence-based organization that actively works to expose and eliminate environmental causes of breast cancer. Well known for collecting, analyzing, and translating the growing body of scientific evidence that links breast cancer and environmental exposures, the group develops public education and advocacy campaigns aimed at reducing breast cancer risk. In . . . → Read More: Spotlight: Breast Cancer Fund

Press Release: Open letter to Breakthrough (Breast Cancer Now)

by From Pink to Prevention

From Pink to Prevention is a new initiative formed in 2013 by Deborah Burton from Tipping Point North South, Helen Lynn from the Alliance for Cancer Prevention, and Diana Ward of the Working Group on Primary Prevention of Breast Cancer. The group grew out of an ongoing struggle to . . . → Read More: Press Release: Open letter to Breakthrough (Breast Cancer Now)

DDT Exposure During Pregnancy Linked To Breast Cancer

“DDT Exposure During Pregnancy Linked To Breast Cancer,” by Justin Worland, Time.

DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane), previously linked to Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, and kidney and ovarian diseases, was taken out of use 30 years ago because of its harmful effects on health and the environment. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism shows . . . → Read More: DDT Exposure During Pregnancy Linked To Breast Cancer

Pink Fracking Drill Bits on The Daily Show

Breast Cancer Action Featured on The Daily Show, Explaining Pinkwashing and those Pink Fracking Drill Bits

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New York Breast Cancer Network Rebukes a Perilous Pinkwashing Partnership Between Komen and Fracking

By Margaret Roberts, Laura Weinberg and Andi Gladstone of NYSBCN

The New York State Breast Cancer Network (NYSBCN) is the only network of community-based, survivor-driven, breast cancer organizations in New York. Collectively, our 22 member organizations reach over 100,000 New Yorkers each year with essential breast cancer support and information services. Many of our groups . . . → Read More: New York Breast Cancer Network Rebukes a Perilous Pinkwashing Partnership Between Komen and Fracking

Concerned about Fracking, Part 3: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) and Earthquakes

by Margaret Roberts

In this three-part series on fracking and human health, Margaret Roberts of Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer and the New York State Breast Cancer Network explores some of the many reasons health advocates and others are concerned about the combination of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) with horizontal drilling, a large-scale industrial practice . . . → Read More: Concerned about Fracking, Part 3: Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) and Earthquakes

Concerned about Fracking, Part 2: Water Pollution, Radiation, & Drought

by Margaret Roberts

In this three-part series on fracking and human health, Margaret Roberts of Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer and the New York State Breast Cancer Network explores some of the many reasons health advocates and others are concerned about the combination of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) with horizontal drilling, a large-scale industrial practice . . . → Read More: Concerned about Fracking, Part 2: Water Pollution, Radiation, & Drought

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