Search Resources (English): Breast cancer and cosmetics

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Femme Toxic  
http://www.femmetoxic.com/

A campaign whose goal  is to educate young Canadian women about the toxins in cosmetic and personal care products that are detrimental to human health and can increase the risk of cancer and other health-related disorders. Seeks also to provide people with the tools they need to create personal change and to influence national legislative reform. 

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Published: 2009
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
Breast reconstruction  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/Healthsharing/1987_Healthsharing_Vol_8_No_3_Summer.pdf

This article discusses the pro's and con's of post treatment surgery. 

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Published: 1987
Safe cosmetics campaign (Breast Cancer Action Montreal)  
http://www.bcam.qc.ca/content/safe-cosmetics-campaign

Breast Cancer Action Montreal (BCAM) is a non-profit activist/advocacy group directed by women who have been sensitized to the trauma of breast cancer (affecting themselves or someone close to them) and who are committed — long-term — to erasing the disease. They educate about environmental toxins linked to breast cancer. The goal of this Safe Cosmetics Campaign is to provide accurate and unbiased information on the scientific data on the health effects of cosmetics and to provide a platform for demanding political and regulatory changes.

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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
Fairly foul  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=h1jex0hYzIU

A documentary highlighting some of the hidden hazards in health and beauty products, including interviews with groups working to educate and empower Canadian consumers. Contributing groups include Environmental Defence, Femme Toxic, Love the Label, and Breast Cancer Action Montreal. 

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Published: 2012
Day in the life  
http://www.silentspring.org/breast-cancer-and-environment/day-life-video

A short online video that follows a woman as she goes through her day, and identifies the toxic substances that she encounters throughout her day. 

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Pathways to breast cancer: a case study for innovation in chemical safety evaluation  
http://coeh.berkeley.edu/greenchemistry/cbcrpdocs/executive_summary.pdf

A report of the Breast Cancer and Chemicals Policy Project, arising because proposed legislation in the US calls for disclosure of information about the toxicity of industrial chemicals. Investigates how such efforts could help identify chemicals that may raise the risk of breast cancer. Includes a testing scheme, called the Hazard Identification Approach, that provides a methodology for identifying substances that could elevate breast cancer risk.

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Published: 2010