Search Resources (English): Breast cancer and the environment

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State of the evidence: the connection between breast cancer and the environment  
http://www.breastcancerfund.org/site/c.kwKXLdPaE/b.206137/k.9E15/State_of_the_Evidence_2008_Breast_Cancer_and_the_Environment.htm

A comprehensive report on the environmental exposures linked to increased breast cancer risk, including natural and synthetic estrogens; xenoestrogens and other endocrine-disrupting compounds; carcinogenic chemicals and radiation.

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Published: 2008
Chemical exposure and plastics production: issues for women's health  
http://www.nnewh.org/images/upload/attach/2502NNEWH%20Lit%20Review%20-%20Chem%20Exp%20and%20Plastics%20Production.pdf

A literature review of chemical exposure and plastics production as it relates to women's health.

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Published: 2011
Puberty, breast cancer, and the environment  
http://bayarea.bcerc.org/COTC/BABCERC.Monograph.Oct09.pdf

Myriad factors, including biology, the environment, lifestyle, and body composition, influence the age at which puberty begins. Studies have shown that women who start menstruating at an early age have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. This research in this report stems from the hypothesis that early environmental exposures can influence mammary gland or breast development and the age when puberty begins, which may in turn affect the risk of breast cancer in later life.

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Published: 2009
Hazardous substances: plastics  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/PlasticsFAQ.pdf

Factsheet detailing the various plastics that workers may come in contact with in the auto industry, and how contact with these plastics may affect their health.

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Published: 2011
Silent Spring Institute Guide to cohort studies for environmental breast cancer research  
http://www.silentspring.org/our-publications/study_reports/guide-breast-cancer-cohort-studies

An interactive tool for increasing researchers’ access to critical data from cohort studies. This tool contains key information about 50 ongoing cohort studies in which women’s health status was assessed over time and environmental and other exposure data were either collected or could be derived. Researchers can use the tool to learn more about the studies and gain ideas for potential collaboration.

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Book review - Breasts: A natural and unnatural history   
http://www.cwhn.ca/en/networkmagazine/bookreview_breasts

Reviews the book Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History by Florence Williams. Breasts examines how our breasts and our environment are intricately related because breasts are made up of fat and glandular tissue and more easily absorb chemical toxins from the environment than do many other parts of our body.

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Published: 2012
Get the Word Out!  
http://cwhn.ca/en/resources/breastcancerprevention

Breast cancer prevention project of the CWHN. Includes five postcards for public distribution. Aims to promote awareness of the need for researchers and policy-makers to focus on the causes of breast cancer. Examines the origin of the breast cancer ribbon campaign with its focus on preventable causes, and how the goals of breast cancer campaigns have focussed most of their resources on treatment and cure. Includes downloadable PDF’s of the five postcards, as well as five web pages where readers can learn more about the preventable causes of breast cancer, and link to the organizations that are looking at this issue.

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Published: 2012
Breasts: A natural and unnatural history  
http://www.florencewilliams.com/

Written by science journalist Florence Williams who discusses the latest science from the fields of anthropology, biology, and medicine as it relates to breast health. Investigates the life cycle of the breast from puberty to pregnancy to menopause. Examines examines how our breasts and our environment are intricately related because breasts are made up of fat and glandular tissue and more easily absorb chemical toxins from the environment than do many other parts of our body. 

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Published: 2012
State of the evidence 2010: the connection between breast cancer and the environment  
http://www.breastcancerfund.org/media/publications/state-of-the-evidence/

This edition of the Breast Cancer Fund's landmark report summarizes and evaluates the scientific evidence linking exposures to chemicals and radiation in our everyday environments to increased breast cancer risk. It also links the science to actions we can take to reduce the risk.

Includes a new advocacy section, From Science to Action, by Janet Nudelman M.A. and Connie Engel, Ph.D.

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Published: 2010
Chemical exposures of women workers in the plastics industry with particular reference to breast cancer and reproductive hazards  
http://www.nnewh.org/images/upload/attach/5316New%20Solutions%20Article.pdf

Explores the occupational exposures in producing plastics and health risks to workers, particularly women, who make up a large part of the workforce. Demonstrates that workers are exposed to chemicals that have been identified as mammary carcinogens and endocrine disrupting chemicals, and that the work environment is heavily contaminated with dust and fumes. Finds that, as a consequence, plastics workers have a body burden of environmental contaminants that far exceeds that found in the general public.

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Published: 2012