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Exposure to Toxic Phthalates in Decline

Exposure to certain toxic phthalates has substantially decreased in the American population according to a study led by UC-San Francisco researchers, who suggest that the decrease may be due to a federal ban on phthalates in toys, as well as cosmetics companies moving away from the use of these chemicals in response to advocacy efforts led by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.

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07.10.14

Has the tide turned on BPA? (Storify)

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07.08.14

UCSF develops game-changing method to translate research on toxic chemicals and prevent disease

By David Tuller, Dr.PH. Everyone wants to know more than we currently do about the long-term effects of everyday exposures to toxic chemicals. Even obstetricians, who could be expected to have a handle on the science, report not knowing how...

07.02.14

The North Face climber gains new perspective on climb

When Marlyss Bird signed up to represent The North Face at Climb Against the Odds, she didn't really know what she was getting herself into. She's not a breast cancer survivor and nobody in her immediate family has had the...

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New Evidence, New Agenda

A Breast Cancer Prevention Forum Featuring Linda Birnbaum, Florence Williams

Want to learn about the future of breast cancer prevention? Watch this spirited and thought-provoking discussion among scientists and visionaries about the science linking toxic chemicals to breast cancer, and what can be done to turn the tide on this devastating disease.

Featuring

  • Linda Birnbaum, Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  • Lynn Goldman, Dean, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
  • Conn Nugent, President, The Heinz Center
  • Jeanne Rizzo, President and CEO, Breast Cancer Fund
  • Florence Williams, author of Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History
  • Moderated by Frank Sesno, Director, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs

This event was presented by George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, the Breast Cancer Fund and the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment.