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08.27.14

The right to know about fracking chemicals

A Q&A with Breast Cancer Fund Director of Science Sharima Rasanayagam What do you see as the biggest problem with fracking? We’re in an uncontrolled experiment. We know, from a Congressional investigation, that companies sometimes use carcinogens such as benzene,...

08.22.14

The Case for Transparency: Unveiling the Dirty Secrets of Industry

Guest blog by Breast Cancer Fund Senior Policy Strategist Nancy Buermeyer On Thurs., Aug. 21, the Breast Cancer Fund joined Earthjustice and 4 other health, labor and environmental groups in filing a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting...

08.04.14

Q&A: NIEHS scientists explain findings of breast cancer study

A recent study conducted by scientists at the National Institute of Environmental Science found that women who work with organic solvents had a greater risk for developing breast cancer. Researchers used data on women taking part in the Sister Study,...

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Sarah Janssen

Sarah Janseen, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Sarah Janssen, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., is a physician, scientist, advocate and mother committed to using her expertise in reproductive biology and environmental health to reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals and protect our health and our environment. Dr. Janssen is board-certified in occupational and environmental medicine, has a Ph.D. in reproductive physiology, and serves as staff scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). She has been an invaluable partner in several key advocacy efforts, including winning a ban on toxic phthalates in children's plastic toys, and was awarded a Hero Award by the Breast Cancer Fund in 2010.