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This year’s champions are taking the lead on primary prevention, envisioning a world without cancer.
Road Map for Prevention mission statement
Road Map for Prevention is a part of Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition’s environmental education program providing stream of current health information to cancer survivors and their families, promoting a dialogue among communities to help reduce toxic exposures while encouraging a new generation of health professionals. The Road Map for Prevention provides evidence based knowledge to diverse population regarding risk factors of disease and how to optimize health.
INCLUDES: Toxic Triggers Chart, Look Before You L.E.A.P Educational Materials, I Am Fed Naturally, Organic Lawn Flag Program, Students and Scientists Environmental Research Scholarship Program; and Survey Mapping Publication
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|Lip " Sick"|
By Maggie Severns on Mon. May 6, 2013 3:00 AM PDT
Which 20 Lipsticks Contain the Most Lead?
And lead isn't the only toxin lurking in your lippy—a new study finds cadmium, aluminum, and other heavy metals, too.
In a small study out last week, researchers asked a group of teenage girls to hand over their lipsticks and glosses and tested them for toxic metals, including lead and cadmium. Though metal content varied widely from brand to brand, they found that women who apply lipstick two to three times daily can ingest a significant amount—20 percent of the daily amount that's considered safe in drinking water or more—of aluminum, cadmium, chromium, and manganese. Depending on the lipstick, in some cases women who slathered it on (14 times a day or more) were meeting or surpassing the daily recommended exposure to chromium, aluminum, and manganese. Lead, a metal that humans should avoid exposure to entirely, was detected in 75 percent of the samples more..