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REDUCE YOUR RISK

Protect Yourself & the Environment

Learn how to protect yourself when you're outside, and protect the outside environment.

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VICTORIES

Tracking Our Environmental Health

We're championing legislation to create a national system that tracks environmental pollution and diseases like breast cancer.

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STRONG VOICES

Jeff Cresswell and Michelle Kalberer
Jeff Cresswell and Michelle Kalberer

Co-owners of the stainless steel bottle company Klean Kanteen, Jeff and Michelle were honored with a 2010 Breast Cancer Fund Hero Award.

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Tracking Pollution and Disease

For nearly a decade, the Breast Cancer Fund has been working with Congress to create a national health-tracking program that would give us better data about environmental links to disease.

"Health tracking" refers to tracking the incidents of chronic disease and other health concerns, such as cancer, asthma and juvenile diabetes, overlaid with data on social and environmental factors such as race, ethnicity, geographic location and toxic exposures. This data collection allows us to identify connections between health and the environment.

CLEAR SCIENCE

Some people are at risk because of their family history, job or race. Learn more about these groups.

Vulnerable populations >

Legislation that includes surveillance data on chronic conditions and health effects, relevant environmental exposures of concern, and potentially relevant behavioral, socioeconomic and demographic factors would enhance understanding of the links between the environment and health.

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