The links between our health and our environment are both complex and underexplored. Innovative research provides new ways of connecting these dots and, ultimately, protecting our health.
To understand the connection between environmental exposures and breast cancer, we need to know who has breast cancer and where they live, which chemicals people are exposed to and when, and what triggers mammary gland changes that may lead to cancer. Without these pieces, we don't have enough evidence of breast cancer causation to act.
Following are some of the cutting-edge solutions that allow us to act today and need our continued support:
BPA in Thanksgiving Canned Food
An unwelcome visitor may be joining your Thanksgiving feast: BPA.Learn More
BPA in Kids' Canned Food
We tested six canned foods marketed to kids and found BPA in all of them.Learn More
BPA in Food Packaging Study
Our groundbreaking new study finds removing certain food packaging from our diet reduces BPA levels by 60 percent.Learn More
State of the Evidence 2010
Our landmark report summarizes and evaluates the science linking environmental exposures to increased breast cancer risk.Learn More
What Labels Don't Tell Us
An analysis of BPA in food packaging and people.Learn More
Pollution in People
Which chemicals were people exposed to and when? Often we don't know.Learn More
Breast Cancer Endpoints
Even when chemicals are tested for safety, they aren't always tested for their impact on breast cancer risk.Learn More
The Falling Age of Puberty In U.S. Girls
Early puberty is a known risk factor for breast cancer. So what causes it?Learn More
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