Every October, The Breast Cancer Fund updates State of the Evidence. The report examines the latest on what scientists know about the links between chemicals in the environment and breast cancer. The 2010 edition is chock full of information on how pesticides and other chemicals (in food packaging, cosmetics, health care products, household cleaners and more) are contributing to our breast cancer epidemic.
The report recommends we limit our exposure whenever we can. That we choose local, organic foods that reduce chemical intake and are safer for farm families and farm workers on the frontline. And it calls for strong new policies to reduce exposure to cancer causing chemicals across the board.
Good stuff. Following recommendations like these will take us much further than pink ribbons ever could.