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HBCAC is proud to announce the debut of our short documentary "Empowering Our Youth:
Encouraging Guardians of the Future." Focusing on the Students and Scientist Environmental Research Scholarship Program, the film takes a closer look into how programs like these have an impact on students, their families, communities and the world of science.

Enjoy!

Breast Cancer advocate Karen Miller from Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition, Inc urges Long Islanders to take notice of this ground braking report Breast Cancer and the Environment, Prioritizing Prevention. This document provides the current science enabling our communities to understand how environmental contaminants affect our health and most importantly how we can eliminate these exposures

Click here to read the full report


Prevention Is The Cure
and Hydrofracturing,
Karen Joy Miller featured In
Cancer inCytes Magazine


Supreme Court Hears Case on Corporate Ownership of Genes, Karen Joy Miller
featured in Newsday

This year’s champions are taking the lead on primary prevention, envisioning a world without cancer.

 
Road Map for Prevention mission statement

HBCACproducts-sm 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

 

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences produces a monthly newsletter
that highlights environmental influences that effect our health. 
Please take some time to view their monthly publication through their website
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/
 



In The News

Karen Joy Miller Weights In- Lautenberg to push bill to regulate chemicals

The Missing Component. Political will. As public health advocates and environmental organizations join together to share stories, common threads and themes of toxic exposures emerge. We've become partners in the real world. Yet our experiences fall on deaf ears. The political will is missing to change the laws that would protect our health. There should be less talk and stronger regulations put into place.
Let's do the math, more than 80,000 chemicals are in products we use. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can test one of those chemicals only after there is proof of harm. Painfully, only 200 chemicals have moved through this "protection" process. The devastating fact is our children are exposed to these chemicals every day. Strong regulations are needed. To prove a product is safe before entering the marketplace, providing adequate labeling and banning certain chemicals from use should not take decades of discussion. U.S. Senators Kristen Gillibrand (D., New York) and Frank Lautenberg (D., New Jersey) have recently updated the Toxic Substance Control Act to include these needed reforms. This is the reform that all our elected representatives should support. Let us hope this year it moves forward into passage.

~Karen Joy Miller

Lautenberg to push bill to regulate chemicals

By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Posted: April 10, 2013

 

 

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D., N.J.), plans Wednesday to introduce what he hopes will be signature legislation for his final term in office - a bill aimed at ensuring the safety of the many chemicals that Americans come in contact with every day. read more..