HBCAC is proud to announce the debut of our short documentary "Empowering Our Youth:
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
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
|Breast Cancer Risk: Timing and Environmental Exposures|
From cosmetics to processed foods, breast cancer risk is connected to environmental exposure from consumer products.
In a new Cancer InCytes feature article, HBCAC partners with colleagues to takes a closer look at the relationship between timing & environmental exposures, and how to protect your health.
By Susan Teitelbaum, Ph.D.; Jia Chen, Sc.D.; Karen Joy Miller and Laura Weinberg
Breast cancer risk is associated with exposure to environmental endocrine disruptors. The term “endocrine disruptors” may sound unfamiliar to us, but we encounter them everywhere, from cosmetics to processed foods. Consumers need to know what dangers lurk beneath the label. Learn more about endocrine disrupters to protect your health.
Latest scientific findings have helped to understand how chemical exposures can impact health and increase the risk of breast cancer. From the earliest points of development, in utero through puberty, from adolescence through pregnancy, the elderly, and women with compromised immune systems; these stages are referred to as the windows of susceptibility (WOS). For the past ten years, the Breast Cancer Environmental Research Program (BCERP) has been exploring the influence of early and extended environmental exposures on breast cancer risk, looking at these dynamic stages through the life course.
Endocrine disruptors (EDs) are of particular interest to BCERP. EDs are compounds that can mimic hormones, antagonize normal endogenous hormones, alter synthesis and metabolism of natural hormones, modify hormone receptor levels or modify natural hormone production (1). Human exposure to a wide range of endocrine disruptors is common, and concern continues to increase about their effect on human health. A recent CDC report indicates that all Americans harbor significant levels of many EDs in their bodies (2). This has prompted several governmental agencies, including NIH, EPA and CDC to make the investigation of these compounds a high research priority (2, 3, 4).
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